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Phenytoin for the prevention of motion sickness

Edi G Albert
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (11): 575-576.
Published online: 2 June 2003

A 43-year-old woman sought advice about the treatment of her sea-sickness. A sea-kayaking enthusiast, she suffers disturbing motion sickness in big seas. The usual remedies have either been ineffective or made her drowsy. A scuba-diving instructor recommended that she try taking phenytoin the night before going kayaking, and she wonders whether there is any evidence to support this recommendation.

  • Edi G Albert

  • Discipline of General Practice and Department of Rural Health, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS.

Correspondence: Edi.Albert@utas.edu.au

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