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Motion sickness. Taken stemetil to prevent air sickness. Is there a better remedy than this?

my wife gets motion sickness while travelling by Air. She is 62 yrs old.Generally she takes Stemetil (prochloperazine) to prevent the air sickness .I would like to know whether this medicine is o.k. and how to take it. Also I would like to know whether a better remedy is there,as on our last flight she had the sickness though she took the said medecine.
Asked On : Fri, 11 May 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your wife's symptoms. I would like to point out that prochlorperazine is not very effective in controlling motion sickness.

Better alternatives for preventing motion sickness include scopolamine, cinnarizine, meclizine and dimenhydrinate.

Please discuss these options with your doctor. Most of these are available as over the counter medicines.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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