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Best Sea Sickness Meds?

Taking a friend out on an 8 hr deep sea fishing charter. Last time out he was chumming for a while. What meds work best to prevent seasickness?

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Re: Best Sea Sickness Meds?

1 Dramamine the night before. Light breakfast. Another dramamine after breakfast. Continually sip plain water throughout the trip.

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eat a decent breakfast before going

throwing up is bad enough
but throwing up when you have nothing to throw up is its own kind of heck!

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Re: Best Sea Sickness Meds?

Dramamine for sure. Take one tablet about an hour before the trip always worked for any of us that got seasick. That and lots of beer. Then you can take them 1 at a time every 3-4 hours while out. I would suggest 1 as the last time I gave my wife two and she just drooled on herself most of the trip. They also make non-drowsy.

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Re: Best Sea Sickness Meds?

Have him go to the doctor and get the patch for behind the ear.

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Re: Best Sea Sickness Meds?

Transdermal Scopalomine Patch

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Re: Best Sea Sickness Meds?

Patch. My last trip the only guy still standing had the patch... the rest ate dramaine pills and went down in heavy choppy crap.
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Re: Best Sea Sickness Meds?

dramamine makes you too drowsy and he may not enjoy the trip due to that. If he doesn't want to go to the doc and get the patch prescription(which I would recommend), then I would go with bonine and ginger snaps/ginger ale.

Bonine (meclizine) is the same as antivert (Rx) for vertigo/motion sickness and it doesn't make you as drowsy as dramamine.

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Is it ok to use a combination of Dramamine AND the patch?

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Re: Best Sea Sickness Meds?

Knock wood, I've never gotten seasick, doesn't look like a whole lot of fun.

I always take 1 Dramamine or Bomine pill right before the boat leaves, 2 if it looks like a rough day. As mentioned, they do make you drowsy, but that wears off after a couple hours.

I've never had the need to try the patch, but I do have a friend who swears by it, he's tried everything available, and it's the only thing that works for him.

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