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Old November 12th, 2004, 07:26 AM
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I was just wondering. Can you take Bonine for seasickness and still have some drinks?? I was reading about the patches and came across the part where you should not drink alcohol while on the patch and was wondering if that was the same for Bonine and Dramimine?

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Old November 12th, 2004, 07:38 AM
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I used Bonine and had a few drinks with no side effects, but I only ended up taking two Bonine pills during the entire cruise as we had very smooth seas.

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Old November 12th, 2004, 08:16 AM
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My wife does take Bonine on every cruise, and does drink moderately. I just dug out the "Meclizine" bottle (Bonine) and read the label. It does indeed say "avoid alcohol while taking this product" so,,,,you be the judge.
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Thanks for the information Darcy and Ken. I am not binge drinker. I drink moderately, so I guess it will be ok.

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Old November 12th, 2004, 07:06 PM
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I take Bonine but never mix alcohol with it. My ds girlfriend took Bonine last weekend and had three foo foo drinks without lunch, she was wasted.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 07:28 PM
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wore the patch one time and had couple of drinks, Thought I would die for 2 days . I couldn't see my eyes was so blurry, I was confused and couldn't tell which door went to the bathroom in my stateroom {there is only 2 doors} I as asking for my mother {she wasnt even on the cruise} stayed very sick . Once I took the patch off I got better within a day are 2. cruise was just about over then .Will never wear the patch again never!!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 13th, 2004, 11:32 AM
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You will actually save money on alcohol in you are taking sea sickness medication because of the sedative effect it already has on you. If you plan on drinking do it in moderate amounts because you could become intoxicated rather quickly and go overboard, or fall down a lot and become the guy who gives everyone an extra cruise story to tell their friends about.
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Old November 14th, 2004, 05:55 PM
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you got that right!!!!!!!
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Old November 14th, 2004, 07:29 PM
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First cruise where I took Bonine + drank most every evening = dead tired. Would fall asleep during early evening show. Now I don't bother with pills, besdies, with most ships, rare to have water rough enough to bother me. But each person is different. Just go and enjoy yourself.
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Sounds like I need to think twice about taking sea sickness medication and mixing with alcohol.

What can a person do if they get seasick but would still like to drink in moderation?

When I was on the Victory I had no seasickness but on the Legend I felt it alot, especially in the dining room and the show lounge. Any suggestions??

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I took bonine a few nights (though prob didn't need it) and drank beer every night. I noticed I got tired really quick when mixing the two, but no other noticeable side effects...

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I have taken the Dramamine that supposedly works for 24 hours and is less drowsy formula. I would take it before bed and sleep all night and be fine during the day without being drowsy or seasick, and I get seasick as soon as the ship starts to move. Since I only had a drink or two in the early evening, I didn't notice a problem.

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Try taking Ginger tablets instead of Bonine or Dramamine. It is a natural herb that will help with motion sickness. My last cruise had very rough seas, so I thought. I started taking the ginger 3 days before we sailed & I had no problem with sickness, drowsiness while on the ship. I don't drink much alcohol ( 2-3 drinks per night maybe) while on the ship because I think that would be the worst sick ever..... hangover & seasick. Ginger will be my medicine from now on. Good luck & boy do I ENVY you.

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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:29 PM
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Skip the medicine, they sell a wrist band that applies pressure to a certain point which nullifies the sea sickness, my wife will not cruise without it, she even uses it on our small boat on the lake.
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Thanks to all for your advice!!

4 FUN: Where do you buy ginger tablets? Can you get them at any pharmacy? Did you just take one a day?

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The ginger tablets I got were "crystalized ginger " in the spice section. Actually taste like strong candy. They do help with small waves. But I have avoided a few hurricanes on cruises and had high waves (20 feet and over for me) and had to take half a Bonine. (I'm a small person - my hubby would probably take a whole one if he needed it) After about 30 minutes I'd drink about a glass of water and start feeling better then I'd have a drink and one drink was all it took! Be careful when mixing since everyone is different but only one drink made me feel pretty toasted... BUT I WASN"T SICK!!! hahaah These are cruises though where most people getting off swear to never cruise again as at least one person in each cabin didn't ever make it out of the cabin... So I actually had fun and was able to make it. My hubby doesn't get seasick but when the waves start climbing I don't feel so good.... Debbie
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I bought my ginger tablets at Wal Mart pharmacy area, in the natural herb & vitamin dept. It's actual name is ginger root supplement 550 mg. I said tablets but is really in capsule form. I take it even on land, roller coaster rides, etc. Does it work? Who knows but I have not been sick yet, while taking it. Good luck.

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Oh!! To answer your other question. For the cruise I took 2 per day w/ meal(s).

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Default Re: Bonine and Alcohol?

I don't have a problem with being nauseaus. My head just starts spinning and I feel very off kilter once the ship gets underway. The ginger just helps with the nausea, right?

As for the wrist bands, I tried them. I think if you believe they will work they do. They didn't help me. All I had was sore wrists with dents in them from where the ball hits the pressure point.

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Default Re: Bonine and Alcohol?

If you have time do an experiment take a bonine and have a few drinks at home see what happens. Our doctor suggested if we are taking something for the seasickness to start taking it well before the cruise so if there are any side effects you will know what they are and you will let your system become accustomed to them.

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That is a good idea. I will try this at home first and see what happens.

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Try out the Bonine at home, by all means. But don't assume you'll get sick. Most folks don't, I suspect. I waited to see and was just fine. LIke Melisa said, I never got sick, just felt a little lightheaded (but the seas were at 20 feet, so.....).

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Forget the Bonine. Martinis work great!!!
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In our party of 19 only my sister had some seasickness she took some non drowsy gravol and was fine,

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