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You’ve got questions about motion sickness, and we’ve got answers. Check out the information below to learn everything you need to know about keeping nausea and vomiting at bay.

What causes motion sickness?

Motion sickness occurs when your inner ear, eyes and deeper tissues of your body’s surface send mixed signals to your brain. That doesn’t happen when you’re walking or moving your body on your own, but when you’re being moved in a car, boat, train or plane, your internal sensors can go a little haywire and throw off your sense of balance, causing nausea or dizziness.

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

Just about anybody can get motion sickness. Kids ages 2-12 get it very easily, while infants and toddlers seem relatively immune. Women are often more likely to have motion sickness than men.

What can I do to prevent motion sickness?

There are lots of ways to avoid motion sickness, like 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.

What makes Bonine® different?

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

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

If you know you’re prone to getting motion sickness, it’s better to take Bonine® before symptoms start. Bonine® is effective for 12+ hours.

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

You can take Bonine® 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.

Are there any side effects?

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


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