Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Fight Travel Sickness with Novomin


Do you experience motion sickness, leading to nausea or vomiting, when you travel?

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I’m a very bad traveller. One of the challenges I have when traveling, especially via plane, is motion sickness, leading to nausea AND migraine. Unlike my husband who is used to traveling regularly, I get very tired and weak upon arrival. Even when I take painkillers or migraine pills before, during or after my flight, I just have this travel sickness that takes hours to recover from. And I can’t even get to sleep peacefully while in flight. What a bummer.

Before my flight schedule to Philippines 2 weeks ago, I decided to ask a Watsons pharmacist for travel sickness pills (yeah, how come I didn’t think of this before?) and she gave me a pack of Novomin tablets.

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Novomin for Travel Sickness
RM4.30 for 1 pack of 10 tablets
Dimenhydrinate 50mg
Bought at Watsons

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Novomin has anti-emetic properties and is used for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting, such as in travel or motion sickness. It is available in a convenient blister pack and comes in a tasty orange flavour syrup suitable for children 12 years old and below. 

How to take Novomin tablets:
Take the first dose 30 minutes before your journey
For ADULTS – take 1 to 2 tablets
Children over 12 years – 1 tablet
Children aged 7 to 12 – half to 1 tablet

For short journey – 1 tablet is sufficient
For long journey – dose may be repeated after 8 hours

Caution: This might cause drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or operate machinery.

How was I during and after my flight? I was great! Seriously, how come I haven’t heard of this travel sickness pill before? I simply took 1 tablet half an hour before my flight while waiting. I did feel drowsy so I just doze off for maybe a few minutes before the flight then during the flight. I also get to sleep for maybe an hour or so. But, man, I didn’t have nausea or migraine, I was feeling normal. In fact, I was too normal that I even had the energy and drive to draft a blog article while enjoying my in-flight meal…

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So if you suffer from travel sickness (and if you are not pregnant), consider taking Novomin before your journey to eliminate the misery as this sickness can ruin a potentially perfect holiday with your friends, loved ones or worse, a work-related travel with your boss! Just visit a drugstore and consult the pharmacist.

Children might suffer from travel sickness, too. Novomin also comes in syrup that is suitable for ages 2 to 12 years old. It has an orange flavor to make it easier for the young ones to take. I haven’t tried this yet for my son but I sure will when we travel again.

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