Travel sickness and motion sickness tablets help to ease nausea and vomiting when you’re travelling.
If your travel sickness makes going on a trip or holiday an absolute nightmare, motion sickness remedies can help to ease your symptoms so you can enjoy yourself.
Here at Chemist4U, we stock motion sickness tablets from top brands like Kwells, Joy-Rides, and Stugeron, which can help to ease seasickness, car sickness, and any other motion sickness.
If you’d rather not take tablets, we also stock motion sickness bands, which use acupressure to ease your symptoms, and patches which can provide up to 72 hours of relief while you travel.
Travel sickness happens when the messages your brain gets from your eyes and your inner ear don’t match up.
For example, if you’re on a boat your eyes may tell your brain that you’re standing perfectly still, but your inner ear may say that you’re moving up and down as the boat navigates the waves.
This confusion makes your brain a bit baffled, so it tells your body to feel sick and throw up, causing your motion sickness.
Travel sickness tablets work by keeping your brain from sending signals to its vomiting centre, easing your motion sickness whether you’re travelling by boat, plane, train, or car.
Motion sickness, also known as travel sickness, car sickness, or seasickness, is when you start to feel nauseous and may even throw up when you’re travelling by car, aeroplane, or boat.
It mostly happens when you’re going on long journeys, so you’re particularly vulnerable when you’re going away on holiday, but it can happen on shorter trips too.
Motion sickness typically doesn’t affect those younger than 2 or older than 50, so if you’re a 40-something who’s struggling with travel sickness, you’ll be glad to know that the end could be in sight!
So, what causes these bouts of nausea and vomiting when you’re on the move? Let’s find out…
Most travel sickness tablets can make you feel drowsy, although this can differ from person to person.
If you’re planning on driving and are worried about travel sickness tablets making you feel drowsy, we’d recommend asking someone else to drive if possible or using a remedy that isn’t medicated, such as a travel sickness wristband.
If these options aren’t going to work for you, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Motion sickness tablets are available over the counter from regulated pharmacies like Chemist4U.
You may need to answer a few questions from our pharmacy team before you buy your tablets, just as you would if you went to a brick and mortar pharmacy.
These questions help our pharmacists be sure that you’re taking the most suitable remedy for you.
Joy-Rides travel sickness tablets are suitable for children aged 3 years and over, and Kwells Kids travel sickness tablets are suitable for children aged 4 years and over.
We’d recommend speaking to your doctor or pharmacist before giving your child either of these treatments, so you can be sure you’re using the right one for your child.
If your toddler is younger than 3 and suffers from travel sickness, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Travel sickness is no different when you’re travelling in a boat, car, aeroplane, or train, so any travel sickness tablet that works for you on one method of transport should work on them all.
With this in mind, the best travel sickness tablets will be the ones which work for you, so we’d advise speaking to your doctor or pharmacist if you’re unsure which to take.
There aren’t any herbal travel sickness tablets available, but there are some medication-free remedies which could help to ease your symptoms.
Some people find that acupressure wristbands, like the ones from Seaband or Masterplast, help to ease their travel sickness.
These wristbands put pressure on a specific point on your wrist that is thought to ease nausea, which makes them popular for those who have travel sickness but don’t want to take medication.
If travel sickness makes your plane journeys a nightmare, you might want to bring some travel sickness medication with you, for example, Kwells or Stugeron tablets.
That’s absolutely fine, as travel sickness medications follow the same rules as any other kind of medications, meaning that you’ll be able to bring enough with you to be sure that your flight will be nausea-free.
If you’re still a little worried about taking your travel sickness medication with you, why not try taking a travel sickness acupressure wrist band, such as a Sea-Band, instead?
These can help to combat travel sickness naturally without taking medication, so you won’t need to worry about taking any medicines in your hand luggage.