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Old July 11th, 2004, 09:20 PM
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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?

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Old July 11th, 2004, 10:23 PM
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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.

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Old July 11th, 2004, 10:55 PM
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Bonine is the brand name for meclizine.
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Old July 11th, 2004, 11:47 PM
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Thanks! I've learned sooo much from this board. I think I'm ready for anything and can't wait for my ship to sail...

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Old July 12th, 2004, 12:18 AM
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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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Dramamine has a non-drowsy formula that DW takes which helps her. It keeps her alert so that she can curse me when everyone on board is feeling queesy and I'm feeling fine. <G>

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Old July 12th, 2004, 07:49 AM
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FWIW: Dramamine Less Drowsy is actually Meclizine. :-) Ya gotta love it.

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Old July 12th, 2004, 09:56 AM
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I got the Bonine "Less Drowsy" formula, I took one "just in case" and I fell asleep in the ice show. I did without any meds after that and was just fine.
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Whatever you get, try it at home first! Bonine didn't bother me at all, but DH had a strong reaction. At first we didn't realize what was causing it, so he kept taking more and getting worse.

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Old July 12th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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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!!!!!
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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!
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I agree with joto, Linda and Lisa:
Meclizine knocks me out more than valium and you should try any motion sickness medicine before your cruise.

People here give good advice.

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Meclizine also knocked us out. We had a hard time getting our 14yr old son to wake up and he slept the entire way out on the sting ray tour.Stay with ginger.
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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
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Bonnine worked very well for me ...i took it at night ..got a great nights sleep and was fine the next day...I took it every night of the 10 day cruise with no ill effects

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good point Ed, I forgot to mention that, if you need to take the Bonine, take it at night.
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I use Transerm Scop it is a patch you change every 3 days. works great it take s a scrip cost 25.00 for 4 patches. I will not sail with out them.

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