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Motion sickness occurs when your senses send you conflicting messages. Whether you’re in a car, on a boat, or in a plane during turbulence, your body can tell that you’re moving, but your eyes tell a different story.

The inner ears, which are responsible for your balance, send messages to the brain telling it that the body is physically moving, meanwhile the eyes send messages that the body is stationary. This conflicting information may cause unpleasant motion sickness symptoms.

There are many preventative measures you can take to avoid motion sickness, including:

  • During motion, look at the horizon or a distant, stationary object
  • Sit in the front seat of the car during car rides and keep your eyes on the road as if you were driving
  • Sit in the centre of a ship or the front edge of the wing on a plane, where there is the least amount of motion
  • Take a turn driving – you are less likely to get motion sickness when you are driving
  • Try closing your eyes to eliminate sensory confusion
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before travelling and during the trip
  • Make sure you have plenty of fresh air
  • Always face the direction of travel
  • If travelling on a bus or train, sit in a forward facing seat
  • Avoid reading or looking at a screen
  • Take a motion sickness medication before you start your journey, like a TravaCalm product

Discover the TravaCalm product range here.

Take the first dose 30 minutes before departure to prevent motion sickness.

If you suffer from motion sickness, or think that you might experience motion sickness, it’s best to take TravaCalm Original or another TravaCalm product prior to travel, as it is generally more effective to prevent motion sickness before it starts. If you wait until you start feeling sick, you may lose the contents of your stomach – including your TravaCalm Original – before it has a chance to work.

We know that some people, especially children, have trouble swallowing tablets, which is why three products in the TravaCalm range are suitable for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets.

  • TravaCalm H.O. Chewable can be swallowed or chewed, and can be given to adults and children aged 8 years and older.
  • TravaCalm Original can be crushed and mixed with water, jam or honey before giving to young children or people who have difficulty swallowing tablets. It can be given to adults and children aged 4 years and older.
  • TravaCalm Travel Band is a drug-free device that is worn on the wrist. It can be used by adults and children over the age of 3 years.

All TravaCalm products can be used by children, but the age suitability between products varies:

TravaCalm Original and H.O. Chewable may cause drowsiness. If you feel drowsy, do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery.

There are other options. TravaCalm Ginger is a non-drowsy formula and the TravaCalm Travel Band is a drug-free device that does not cause drowsiness.

The TravaCalm Travel Band relieves motion sickness by exerting pressure on the Nei-Kuan point on each wrist, using the science of acupressure to block nausea messages travelling to the brain.

One band must be worn on each wrist to be effective, and greater relief may be found by applying finger pressure to each button. Effectiveness may vary with individual patient characteristics. It may take up to five minutes to become effective, but usually lasts as long as you wear the bands. For the best results, put bands on before starting travel. The TravaCalm Travel Band should only be used on the Nei-Kuan point.

For the best results, put bands on before starting travel

No, the TravaCalm Travel Band is latex-free and made from cotton.

Yes, the TravaCalm Travel Band is reusable and washable.
The TravaCalm Travel Band may be washed with mild detergent in warm water and then air dried.

Here’s a quick summary of our products which can help you decide which TravaCalm product is right for you.

Format Tablets Chewable Tablets Tablets Band
What’s in each pack? 10 tablets per pack 10 tablets per pack 10 tablets per pack 1 pair of wristbands
Key Features
  • Prevents travel sickness symptoms
  • Ideal for longer duration trips1.
  • Prevents travel sickness symptoms
  • Ideal for short trips1or when drowsiness is desirable.
  • Reduces symptoms of travel sickness, including nausea
  • Non-drowsy formula.
  • Drug-free relief of nausea
  • Bands are reusable and washable.
  • Dimenhydrinate 50mg
  • Hyoscine hydrobromide 200 micrograms
  • Caffeine 20mg
  • Contains lactose
  • Contains a small/trace amounts of gluten, less than 20 parts per million
  • Hyoscine hydrobromide 300 micrograms
  • Contains lactose
  • Contains a small/trace amounts of gluten, less than 20 parts per million
  • Zingiber officinale root extract dry conc. 10 mg equiv. to root dry 100 mg
  • Zingiber officinale dry root powder 400 mg
  • No added sugar, lactose, yeast, starch or artificial flavouring.
Band is latex-free and made from cotton
Age Suitability Adults and children 4 years + Adults and children 8 years + Adults and children 6 years + Adults and children 3 years +

TravaCalm products can be purchased online and in-store from leading Australian pharmacies and some Australian airport outlets. Check your local retailer as the range will vary from store to store. Buy now.

1. Oosterveld J Travel Med 1995; 2182-185. Graudins L. Aust Prescr 2009;32:61–3