Which medications in the drug class Sympathomimetics are used in the treatment of Motion Sickness?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Andrew Brainard, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Sympathomimetics

Sympathomimetics, while have shown some effectiveness in preventing and treating motion sickness, are most commonly used to counteract the sedation of other motion sickness treatments.

Ephedrine

One study showed ephedrine used in combination with an antihistamine (chlorphenamine) was effective in treating some symptoms of motion sickness once they have begun and was reported to decrease the sedative effects of the antihistamine. [38]


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