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How does hydroxyzine treat symptoms of motion sickness?

Nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness can be prevented or reduced by taking hydroxyzine 30 minutes before engaging in an activity that triggers motion sickness. Hydroxyzine can cause drowsiness, so it's important to weigh the benefits and side effects before taking the drug. It's also important to take the prescribed dose with food. If your travels require that you sleep on the plane, train or in a car, make sure to take a dose of your hydroxyzine 30 minutes before going to sleep and every six hours if needed.

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