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Old July 30th, 2008, 08:28 PM
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So I was trying to remember which one we took on our previous cruise, but I could not remember. So I was wondering if anyone can tell me which one you guys use? I've heard a lot of ginger and the ginger gum , and the sea bands. But I think we're just going to stick to either Bonine or Dramamine. Which one do you think causes less drowsiness and is the most efficient? Thanks in advance!
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Dramamine knocks me out....very sleepy. So, I use ginger and bonine, which makes me a little bit thirsty, but that's okay!
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We use Gravol.
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bonine makes me sleepy and tastes awful, take it at night with a full glass of water. i prefer dramamine, doesnt make me sleepy
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I cruised years a go and used the non-drowsey dramamine which worked well. I just felt a little off (dizzyish). My doctor prescribed Meclizine but when I researched it, it seems to be the same thing as Dramamine. I wonder if there is a difference between the OTC and the Prescriptions.
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Bonine is "non-drowsy" for most people and works fairly well. Dramamine has a sedative effect on "most" people.

Meclizine is the active ingredient in Bonine and many other anti-motion sickness medications.

Gravol is the Canadian brand of Dramamine. (Dimenhydrinate)

I do suggest that you try any anti-nausea or motion sickness medication before your cruise. Meclizine is non-drowsy but it does have a sedative effect on many people (me included). If you try the medication before your cruise it will avoid problems after you start your vacation.

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I have the less drowsy formula for Dramamine, the active ingredient is meclizine hydrochloride. Is that what is in Bonine and prescriptin Meclizine?
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I have a hard time with pills, is the a liquid or a patch thats effective?
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You chew bonine, so that should make it a bit easier for you.
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I take Bonine starting the night before the cruise and take it for an additional 2 nights. After that I have my sea legs and don't have any problem. If the seas get rough, I may take another one - but they do not make me drowsy, even if I need to take it during the day.
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