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Old September 19th, 2005, 02:39 PM
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Default What is a "bonnie"?

I've seen it mentioned an a number of posts about seasickness. Is it similar (or better) than Drammamine?
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It's Bonine you see being referred to not Bonnie. Though I used to date a Bonnie, and she never made me sick

Bonine and Dramamine use the same basic ingredient to combat sea sickness/vertigo

Bonine used to be the only one of the two what used a non drowsy formula, but now Dramamine is also available in non drowsy. So... end result, both very similar.
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If you feel that you are going to need the bonine when you board the ship go to the pursers deck and ask for it,it is free.
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I think you mean Bonine: It is the brand name for Meclizine. (Generic) You can buy it at most pharmacies under the name, Bonine or go for the less expensive alternative and look for Meclizine. Meclizine is usually sold in 25 mg. tablets.

Meclizine (Bonine) is usually sold as a "Non-Drowsy" formula for motion sickness or seasickness. Even though it is a "non-drowsy" it does cause drowsiness in some people. I get very sleepy if I take it.

Always consult your physician or read the label before taking any medication.

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Just a little hint, take the bonine at night before bed (night before cruise also so it is in your system) and you will sleep great and wont realize any drowziness.
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I tend to get motion sickness on long flights, so I have started taking Dramamine (the drowsy formula) to sleep - especially on trans-Atlantics. Its great, I don't get sick and I sleep through the flight.
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Here is a list of most of the anti-emetics that are available without a prescription. The four generic names are in parenthesis. the different trade names that each of the four are available under are listed next.

Each have different side effects, and affect different people in different ways.

My advice: Bonine is available free on board. It works for most people. Why look anywhere else

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(Dimenhydrinate) Dramamine; Dimetabs; Triptone; Dinate
(Diphenhydramine) Benadryl products; Benylin; Nytol; Sominex
(Meclizine) Dramamine II Less Drowsy; Antivert; Bonine; Bonamine
(Cyclizine) Marezine; Marzine; Cylizine; Emoquil
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My husband takes Bonine just before our flight and each day of the cruise - - -this works great for him (not sleepy or "out of it" feeling).

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Hi - first time cruiser so forgive the stupid questions. But do many people get seasick - I thought the ships were pretty steady? Am taking a 4-year-old, what do people recommend for give him or just see what happens. Finally my husband has mild labrinthytis (sorry for spelling) is this going to affect cruise. Also can you get all drugs mentioned on this site in UK?

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I don't know aboput the UK, but in Canada we get Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) for nausea. I always take it before a flight, or a boat ride, because I am very prone to motion sickness. For some strange reason though, I have never been affected by sea-sickness on a ship! A little rocky and maybe a bit queasy when it's really rocking, but most of the time - nothing!

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