Have read several postings recommending bonine for seasickness. Is bonine a brand name or a generic name? Do you need a rx? Final question, is it used to prevent seasickness or to cure it if the unfortunate need arises?
Bonine is a brand name. Each drugstore will have their own version. I don't know off the tip of my fingers what the ingredient is. You don't need a script. You do need to start taking it before the motion starts. It won't cure you after you get sick.
Good luck, MIchelle. We've taken Bonine on every cruise and have had no problems! It doesn't make you drowsy as Dramamine does. Just take one chewable tablet every morning and forget about it for the rest of the day.......
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another point to ponder- If you don't get airsick or car sick - ie-motion sickness, then there is about a 99% chance that you will NOT get seasick on a cruise ship. They have wonderful stablizers, especially the newer ones. It is a good idea to bring the Bonine as a back-up, but why medicate yourself if you don't have to. I do the ginger-ale thing, that works great for me, you will see me with my glass of ginger-ale especially the first day or two. Do i bring the Bonine, Yes, have i had to take it, Not so far!!!!!
Joto ! That is exactly what happened to me when I took the "non-drowsy Dramamine"! I could NOT stay awake! I have heard that not everyone reacts the same way to meds but I'm glad to know I'm not the only who that fell asleep after taking a "no-drowsy" medication!
My hubby doesn't get air sick or car sick
but put him in a boat and watch out
so we took a meclazine every morning starting with the day we flew out
and we never once had a problem
before, during or after our cruise
we had friends who were sick for a week after our cruise