Over-the-counter pharmaceutical remedies: Seasickness remedies in pill form abound; among the most familiar product names in the United States are Dramamine (dimenhydrinate, sold as Gravol in Canada and a few other countries) and Bonine (meclizine). Both of these can cause drowsiness. Dramamine Less Drowsy (which is, in fact, meclizine) claims to produce less-pronounced sleepiness; there is also a children’s formula, Dramamine for Kids (dimenhydrinate, chewable, 25 mg) for small sailors ages 2 to 12. In many parts of South America, Asia and Europe, Stugeron (cinnarizine) is a top seller that even many career offshore sailors swear by. It’s not available in the United States but can be bought in many global locations (and online from Canada and the U.K.), in some places without a prescription. Beware that depending on the country you’re buying from, Stugeron can be found in 15 mg and 75 mg doses. Avoid the 75 mg dose as it is intended for ailments much more severe than motion sickness! Trademarked product names vary from country to country, but generic drug names are recognized everywhere. If you neglect to buy a remedy before you leave home, ask for what you want by its generic name at a local pharmacy once you get to your destination.