A 19-year-old female asked:
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i'm 120 pounds and take an adderall xr 30mg in the morning. is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Should be ok: Can't think of any problems--there r better sleep aids than dramamine (dimenhydrinate) but if u r happy with it no problem.
Answered on Sep 28, 2012
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): As long as these are prescribed and u have no residual effect the following morning from dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) should be ok.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. Peter Williams
40 years experience ADHD and Autism
Full Day Dosing: You will be better off if your prescriber gives you full-day dosing for your ADHD. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR lasts no longer than 12-hours and if an adult does not have a late afternoon dose of this or similar meds, they often experience a kick-back effect and have a disturbance of sleep. The late afternoon dose of short acting stimulant should drop off just before bedtime and you will sleep like a rock.
Answered on May 15, 2016
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Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
36 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Dramamine or other sleep aids are medication even if " over the counter" . Speak with your doctor about trying different meds or dosing regimens to maximize the benefit to you with the least amount of side effects such as sleep disturbance. Good luck
Jun 11, 2015
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
It is OK to take a dramamine, but talk to your doctor about your sleep issues.
Jun 11, 2015
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Consider alternative: If you are experiencing difficulty getting to sleep after taking Adderall XR, consider a problem with rebound to an over tired state. Among alternatives would be Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) which can last up to 15 hours or consider Provigil or Nuvigil which generally do not negatively affect sleep.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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