How to prevent motion sickness

Many travel during the holiday season and may be affected by motion sickness. Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, and vomiting and may last 36 to 72 hours. Motion sickness is generally easier to prevent than it is to treat. Individuals can prevent motion sickness by looking out the window in a car rather than reading a book or watching a movie. Over-the-counter medications such as, Dramamine or Dramamine Less Drowsy, are available. Ask your pharmacist for help selecting the right product for you. Note: these products should be avoided in elderly patients.