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A 37-year-old member asked:

i have the transderm scop (scopolamine) patches and dramamine. which one will work better with less side effects?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine 37 years experience
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 wash your hands after cutting / applying to keep the scopolamine off your fingers & out of your eyes. Another prescription favorite is zofran (ondansetron) which is quite effective for nausea.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to take when my head starts spinning? Does dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help?

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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Trial: Head spinning is usually a self limiting condition. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help. It this does not improve a physician can write a prescription that helps with the spinning and nausea.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Can I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) with celexa ?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: According to epocrates, there are no interactions between dramamine (dimenhydrinate) & celexa.
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
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At the same time, no, antacids will interfere with the absorption of medications. You need to take the antacids at least an hour before or after you take other meds.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Drowsiness. If taken in large quantities, such as recreationally, it results in confusion & dissociation, although such experience is described as unenjoyable.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for dimenhydrinate overdose?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Supportive: Activated charcoal antidote (medicine to reverse the effects of the antihistamine) breathing support (oxygen and possibly a breathing tube) fluids through a vein (by iv) laxative gastric lavage.
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What is the treatment for dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Support: If serious enough, impairing vital processes such as temperature regulation, breathing, heart function, etc. The overdosed person should be immediately treated in hospital with IV fluids, respiratory support and whatever measures are called for. Generally the toxicity should only last a day or so unless the person is already severely damaged.

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