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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Motion sickness: May have some sedating effects on some people.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, a person can: Overdose on dramamine (dimenhydrinate). It is seldom lethal. If you have any thoughts of taking your life - please get help right away. Call a friend ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends: It depends if 25 or 50mg dose, your body size, your age (30's not a problem), and the intensity of the "trigger." it should last 6 to 8 hours in most ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience in Pharmacology
Same drug: Triptone and Dramamine are different brand names for the same active drug component: dimenhydrinate. They are made by different manufacturers and may ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: No.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
No: One is the generic name and one a brand name.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: Vertigo is often caused by displaced microcrystals in your inner ear. If your vertigo is positional there are manuevers which can treat this symptom. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Nothing: Dramamine is a brand/trade name for the medication dimenhydrinate. (however, under the name dramamine, there is a formulation made with meclizine--usu ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Antihistamines such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or bonine taken 30 to 60 minutes before take off may reduce the vertigo feeling when flying.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
For some symptoms: hangovers frequently have nausea and dizziness as part of the symptom complex, and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) can help with those symptoms. However, i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Discuss w your Dr.: Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) is FDA pregnancy category B. It is not likely to cause harm to fetus.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sleepy, tired: Palpitations, rapid heart beat are all possiblr.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
In general: In general, ondansetron and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) have no clear significant interactions. Talk with the person who prescribed the ondansetron. If ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Motion sickness: There is a great discussion of this at wikipedia.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
Not approved: not "approved" but safe during pregnancy
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Dimenhydrinate is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some of the ill effects of motion in cars and boats to which some persons are prone. One ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Find the cause: before attempting treatment. There are many possible causes of vertigo and effective treatment requires identification of the cause.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Drowsiness is result . If taken in large quantities, such as recreationally, it results in confusion & dissociation, although such experience is descr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
36 years experience in Travel Medicine
I prefer scop patch: I find that transderm scop (scopolamine) is both well tolerated and effective. Perhaps even better is half a scop patch, but if you do this, carefully ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: According to epocrates, there are no interactions between dramamine (dimenhydrinate) & celexa.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
They do not combat: Anxiety well. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would be my choice for motion sickness. They all have a sedating effect to some degree, but this is a far cry ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: They act through different mechanisms and do not directly interfere. However, if you feel funny when you take them together ( especially in combo wit ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It have some side : Effects reported. Pyrexia, neutropenia, renal failure, sepsis. Please be careful.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Excessive: 200mgs would be an excessive dose and may dry you out too much, cause blurry vision and/or constipation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Sailor's answer: no: The drug often does not mix well with alcohol as the side-effects (s/e) of both the rx and the alcohol are magnified. The common s/e of dramamine (dim ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Supportive: Activated charcoal antidote (medicine to reverse the effects of the antihistamine) breathing support (oxygen and possibly a breathing tube) fluids ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.

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