Review of Motion Sickness Drugs From 1954-1964
[Technical Report, Special Report]
NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FL
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The Problem The great increase in air and sea travel has resulted in a greater need for effective antimotion sickness drugs, and the exploration of space is expected to intensify this need. Since a review of available antimotion sickness drugs has not been published since 1955, a compilation of the newer drugs and studies reported in the last ten years is presented. Findings Hyoscine Scopolamine still appears to be one of our most effective antimotion sickness drugs. Its severe side effects of drowsiness, vertigo, and dry mouth limit its usefulness. Meclizine Bonamine and Cyclizine Marezine are reported to be the most effective of the antihistamines. Their side effects are milder than most other preparations, and their level of reported effectiveness approaches that of hyoscine.