The nondrowsy dramamine and bonnie are the same medication. The original dramamine tends to make most peple very tired. Taking ginger works for some people alone and helps some when used with bonnie. There are also anti nausa meds that the dr can perscribe in case she gets real sick, these also tend to make you drowsy but when you feel that rotten sleep is a good thing. I would avoid the patch as the side effects can be severe. It is actually banned in many European counties.