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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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.
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
Reggae (African Grey Parrot)
Valor Jan 8, 2006
Triumph May 12 2007
Triumph November 3,2007
Liberty November 22, 2008
Miracle March 4, 2010
Glory Jan 16, 2011
Spirit Sept 11, 2012
Fascination September 22, 2014 Kansas Concert, Nassau and Little Stirrup Cay
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).
Dawn Princess March '05 - Western Caribbean
Caribbean Princess '04 - Eastern Caribbean
Island Princess '03 - Panama Canal
Star Princess '03 - Mexican Riveria
Grand Princess '02 - Western Caribbean
Enchantment of the Seas '98 - Eastern Caribbean
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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?
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!