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Old 12-03-2011, 14:35   #31
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Re: Sea Sickness and Stugeron

SEA SICKNESS & MOTION SICKNESS

Why not try something different than what is being discussed here.
Both my crew and I have used these tablets on many occasions and found them to be extremely effective - They do not need a prescription and do not cause drowsiness

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TRAVACALM ORIGINALS

Bit of research turned up this information

TRAVACALM ORIGINAL is indicated for prevention of motion sickness in adults and children greater or equal to 4 years.


Action of Travacalm Original:
Dimenhydrinate, one of the active ingredients of Travacalm Original, is an antihistamine with central anticholinergic effects and is highly effective in the prevention of motion sickness.

Hyoscine hydrobromide also has strong anticholinergic effects.

Caffeine is used to counteract the sedative side effects of the other two ingredients, dimenhydrinate and hyoscine hydrobromide.

Dose Advice of TRAVACALM ORIGINAL:

Travacalm Original tablets may be taken with or without food.
Travacalm Original tablets may be crushed and mixed with water, jam or honey before giving to children or those with swallowing difficulties.
Travacalm Original is most effective when use for prevention but may have some effectiveness once symptoms are present.
Travacalm Original may cause drowsiness. If you are affected, do not drive or operate machineries as your alertness may be compromised.
Avoid drinking alcohol or other medications that may potentate the sedating effects of Travacalm Original.
Contraindications:

Travacalm Original should not be used

if you have known allergy to active ingredients of Travacalm Original, dimenhydrinate, hyoscine hydrobromide, caffeine
in children under 2 years old
if you are lactose intolerant
Precautions:

You must tell your doctor if you

have glaucoma
have emphysema
have chronic pulmonary disease
have shortness of breath
have difficulty in breathing
have difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostat gland
have urinary retention
have acute porphyria
have epilepsy or seizure disorders
are taking any other medicines, including those that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food store
are pregnant
are breasfeeding or intend to breastfeed
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Old 17-05-2013, 15:27   #32
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Re: Sea Sickness and Stugeron

I have used both and both work for me. That being said, Stugeron is cheaper. I resisted Scop for a long time due to the blurry vision possibility, being the captain of the boat I would prefer to go to the rail than to face the possibility on not being able to read a chart. On a crossing with two experienced friends I finally gave Scop a try and it worked fine.
The only bad thing I have heard about Stugeron is from a friend that says it gives him a slight case of constipation. I have not have this problem myself.
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Re: Sea Sickness and Stugeron

I have not tried the patches. I have tried stugeron, and did not get on well with it. I decided to give an older remidy a try and found hyoscine hydrobromide - which in UK is in Kwells. This was developed by the allies for the D Day landings for the troops.

I dont know about them, but it works for me.
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...Hydrobromide...ummm...don't take it if you are an expecting mom! Mauritz
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Yeah, I would stay away from Stugeron . Go for Scopolamine capsules, they used to be called Scopace, and production of the like has gone to Steven's Pharmacy (Page Redirection)
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Re: Sea Sickness and Stugeron

I hate the Scopalomine patch. Dry mouth, blurry vision, almost made me feel more seasick. I like Bonine, I've taken just 1/2 a tablet and that worked well.
In New Zealand I got the Paihia bomb from a Pharmacist near Opua. That stuff was the bomb but not sure what was in it.
Some holistic approaches are to not drink coffee (at least the first day of passage), drink water (but not so much that you have to keep going down below to use the head) and snack on crackers.
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Re: Sea Sickness and Stugeron

"not sure what was in it"
I don't take meds unless I know what's in them.

Bonine is all well and good if that helps you, but for many of us, taking Bonine for seasickness would be like putting a bandaid on an axe wound. Nice concept, but useless at solving the problem.

Everyone who uses Scop will be glad to tell you, none of us "like" it. But given all the possible side effects and dangers, we all vastly prefer it to gut-wrenching disabling "someone please kill me" seasickness.
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