Motion sickness can strike anytime you’re moving, whether you’re on your way to the airport or air bound to your next exotic vacation. The symptoms include dizziness, nausea, and vomiting, making travel extremely unpleasant.
How can you prevent motion sickness? There are some excellent over-the-counter options you can pop in your bag and take as soon as you are airborne. Many of these medicines can cause drowsiness, which may be welcome on an especially long flight.
Here are some of the most common medicines for motion sickness available over-the-counter in the U.S.
1. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
2. Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
Make sure you aren’t allergic and check side effects before choosing the best medicine for you. Take your dose 30-60 minutes before takeoff for a smooth motion sickness free ride.