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22 Oct 2012

Medicated chewing gum may prevent motion sickness

A team in Iran have produced a prototype gum with an acceptable taste that could help to deliver the motion sickness drug dimenhydrinate more rapidly.

Scientists in Iran have managed to overcome the unpleasant taste of the drug dimenhydrinate and developed a novel medicated chewing gum that could help to treat motion sickness.

The team wanted to incorporate dimenhydrinate - an over-the-counter motion sickness remedy - into a chewing gum that would enable the treatment to be absorbed rapidly via the buccal cavity.

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