Pepto Bismol Or Dramamine? Health Digest Survey Finds People's Go-To OTC Nausea Remedy

That unwelcome sensation that warns us that vomiting may be imminent is known as nausea (via Medical News Today). Nausea can be brought on by a number of different things, some of which may be related to a health condition, while others may be due to external factors. Motion sickness, phobias, pregnancy, food poisoning, migraines, anxiety, stress, viral illnesses, and more can all induce a bout of nausea.

In some cases, nausea may indicate that immediate medical attention is needed, such as when accompanied by other symptoms including stiffness in the neck, fever, headache, difficulty breathing, arm pain, or vomiting. Those who have recently incurred a head injury and experience nausea will also want to seek emergency help. In the event that you experience repeat episodes of nausea that do not appear to be linked to any specific cause, be sure to consult with your physician. Yet for the occasional bout of queasiness, many people reach for over-the-counter (OTC) remedies for symptom relief. Offering five different answer choices, we asked 612 readers of Health Digest to share their preferred brand of OTC nausea medication.

Pepto Bismol proved to be favored most amongst respondents

With the least amount of votes was Sea Band with 19 answer selections. This answer option made up a little over 3% of total participant responses. For natural nausea relief, Sea-Band wristband products are designed to alleviate nausea related to motion sickness, pregnancy, and chemotherapy treatments, as per their website. With 33 votes was Nauzene, accounting for 5.39% of total answers. The company states that their products offer doctor-recommended fast relief for various causes of nausea, such as stomach viruses and heavy meals (via Nauzene).

With 46 answer selections was Emetrol, which was responsible for 7.52% of total responses. Emetrol offers powerful nausea relief in a variety of fruity flavors but without any drowsy side effects. However, between Pepto Bismol and Dramamine, Pepto Bismol won by a landslide with 367 votes compared to 147 votes for Dramamine. Offered in the form of tablets, chewables, and capsules, Dramamine was favored by over 24% of all respondents. However, Pepto Bismol garnered nearly 60% of the total answer responses. Targeting everything from nausea to indigestion, diarrhea, upset stomach, and more, Pepto Bismol rakes in rave reviews via their website, as well as amongst Health Digest readers.