Monday, January 31, 2011

Dramamine packaging...

Not knowing how my body will react to being on the ship for my research cruise, I bought myself a selection of seasickness medication: generic Walmart brand dramamine, non-drowsy brand Dramamine, and a weird oil that I'm supposed to put behind my ear. I also bought candied ginger, since that's supposed to help nausea as well.

In preparation for tomorrow, I decided to open the non-drowsy Dramamine to see what's inside. I knew from the label that it only had 8 tablets, but considering the size of the container I figured they'd be...bigger. Here's what I saw when I opened the bottle:

Hard to get perspective from that shot, so let me lay it out for you:

WTF? This is off to a great start.


Sebastian said...

If they sold them in smaller tubes... they wouldn't stand out on the shelf!

(Perhaps there's some limitation to how many tablets can be in a tube... to stop people ODing... or something :)

Eleni said...

True, and it's occurred to me that a smaller tube wouldn't have room to write all the ingredients, directions, warnings, etc. without making the font minuscule.

But the non-brand Dramamine bottle had 100 tablets in it, and I don't think ODing is a major concern with this drug. In any case, it worked, I bought the bottle and used the product.