Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What causes motion sickness?

A: Motion sickness happens when the inner ear, the eyes, and the deeper tissues of the body’s surface, send conflicting signals to the brain. When these signals don’t match, you can get motion sickness. Motion sickness is quite normal to have. It typically happens when you’re in a moving car, plane, or boat, but you can also get it watching motion in movies.

Q: Are some people more likely to get motion sickness than others?

A: Just about anyone can get motion sickness, given enough motion. Children ages 2 to 12 years of age very easily get motion sickness. Women are often more likely to have motion sickness.

Q: What can I do to prevent motion sickness?

A: There many things that can help you avoid motion sickness, such as riding in the front seat of a car and looking out, avoiding spicy foods and alcohol while traveling, and keeping your head still, resting on a seat back, for instance. Taking a motion sickness medication, like once-a-day Bonine®, can be one of the best ways to protect against motion sickness.

Q: What makes Bonine® different?

A: The active ingredient in Bonine® is Meclizine, which helps treat nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, without drowsiness.

Q: Can Bonine® be taken once you start to have motion sickness?

A: If you know you are prone to getting motion sickness, it’s better to take Bonine® before symptoms start. Bonine® is effective for 8 hours or more.

Q: Should I take Bonine® with food or on an empty stomach?

A: You can take Bonine® either with food or on an empty stomach. However, remember that eating (particularly eating a lot) while you’re experiencing motion sickness might make your symptoms worse.

Q: Are there any side effects?

A: Fortunately, side effects from taking Bonine® are typically minor. They may include drowsiness and/or dry mouth. Sucking on candy can help with the dry-mouth feeling.