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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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Drowsiness. If taken in large quantities, such as recreationally, it results in confusion & dissociation, although such experience is described as une ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: No.
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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sleepy, tired: Palpitations, rapid heart beat are all possiblr.
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine) & nausea: Nausea is a common side effect with Cymbalta (duloxetine) -- especially compared to amitriptylene. It may wear off in a few days if it's going to. P ... Read More
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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
a can make you very : Tired. See her doctor for one of the newer allergy medications that do not make your tired and allow you to function when you have an allergy problem ... 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
Not approved: not "approved" but safe during pregnancy
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 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 45-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: The anti-motion sickness patches are called scopolamine patches and are only available as prescriptions.
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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some of the ill effects of motion in vehicles to which some persons are prone ... 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Support: If serious enough, impairing vital processes such as temperature regulation, breathing, heart function, etc. The overdosed person should be immediatel ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Meclizine: Antivert is meclizine. It is a type of antihistamine that can be used for motion sickness.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Usually minor: The common side-effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) are the three ds: dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth. There are many other side-effects listed inc ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Drowsiness. If taken in large quantities, such as recreationally, it results in confusion & dissociation, although such experience is described as une ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Irs half life us 3 hours. So it should be gone in 12 hours or 4 half lives.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: I believe the dose of xanax (alprazolam) that you are taking is so low that I am not sure it is even therapeutic. The dose of dramamine you should ta ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Check ingredient: If the ingredient is dimenhydrinate then the normal dose is 50mg. If the patient is on any prescription medications then they should check with their ... Read More
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