January 1, 2019
By Frederick Cheng (RPh), and Christine Cheng (RPh)
Many of us suffer from nausea, headache, vomiting, and overall malaise when confronted with rocking motions, be it a ride on the BC Ferries, going on a whale-watching expedition in Steveston, taking your boat out to White Rock, enjoying the amusement park rides at the PNE, or taking a road-trip into the Rockies. With the cruise season just around the corner, we have a few tips to minimize motion sickness so your trip will be memorable for all the right reasons. Having Gravol™ (dimenhydrinate), ginger and even Benadryl® (diphenhydramine) help, but read on for some less well-known gems.
A compounded medication called MECLIZINE is very popular amongst our adult clients because it is taken just once daily and has a low potential for drowsiness (no prescription required). It works by minimizing the sensitivity of the inner ear. Since compounding is not strictly regulated, be sure to only source meclizine from a trusted and experienced compounder like Cloverdale Pharmasave or Pharmasave Steveston Village. COCCULINE® (by Boiron) is a homeopathic medication that can be used in the whole family, young and old. It is a convenient chew tablet that carries no side-effects or interactions. Meclizine and cocculine used together form a prime combination to battle motion sickness. A homeopathic remedy that we have custom-made for us, called HENRY’S HEADACHE MIX, is great for those that only get headaches when confronted with rocking motions. Also, don’t forget to schedule a thorough travel clinic with our travel consultant pharmacists if you are planning travel to a destination that may require special vaccinations and medical precautions.
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