Stay Level Headed On That Cruise

January 2019

By Frederick Cheng (RPh), and Christine Cheng (RPh)

Many of us suffer from nausea, headache, vomiting, and overall malaise when confronted with rocking motions, be it a ride on the BC Ferries, going on a whale-watching expedition in Steveston, taking your boat out to White Rock, enjoying the amusement park rides at the PNE, or taking a road-trip into the Rockies.  With the cruise season just around the corner, we have a few tips to minimize motion sickness so your trip will be memorable for all the right reasons.  Having Gravol™ (dimenhydrinate), ginger and even Benadryl® (diphenhydramine) help, but read on for some less well-known gems.

A compounded medication called MECLIZINE is very popular amongst our adult clients because it is taken just once daily and has a low potential for drowsiness (no prescription required).  It works by minimizing the sensitivity of the inner ear.  Since compounding is not strictly regulated, be sure to only source meclizine from a trusted and experienced compounder like Cloverdale Pharmasave or Pharmasave Steveston Village.  COCCULINE® (by Boiron) is a homeopathic medication that can be used in the whole family, young and old.  It is a convenient chew tablet that carries no side-effects or interactions.  Meclizine and cocculine used together form a prime combination to battle motion sickness.  A homeopathic remedy that we have custom-made for us, called HENRY’S HEADACHE MIX, is great for those that only get headaches when confronted with rocking motions.  Also, don’t forget to schedule a thorough travel clinic with our travel consultant pharmacists if you are planning travel to a destination that may require special vaccinations and medical precautions.

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