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Travel sickness: symptoms and management

Travel sickness: symptoms and management

From this pharmacy CPD module on travel sickness you will learn about:

  • Causes and symptoms of travel sickness
  • Who is most likely to be affected and impact on quality of life
  • Commonly used medicines and other strategies for management
  • Advice to give patients

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Travel sickness, or motion sickness, is a syndrome involving a group of symptoms. The symptoms occur in response to real or perceived motion, with the primary symptom being nausea.

What causes travel sickness?

Travel sickness occurs for one of two reasons:

  • the brain is receiving contradictory signals from its motion sensors (ie eyes and inner

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