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Benadryl Vs Dramamine Motion Sickness
Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for motion sickness? I am going on a long road trip and I get terrible carsickness. Will it work the same as dramamine?
Hyoscyamine sl: Hyoscyamine 0125 mg sublingual is a pill with the same pharmacologic action as scopolamine, but you do not have to purchase an expensive patch. It works usually in about 10 minutes after symptoms start. ...Read more
Is there a medication I can take to help my motion sickness? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) makes me drowsy. I have glaucoma — am I allowed to take scopolomine?
If I'm already taking Xanax (alprazolam) do I need Dramamine? Does Xanax (alprazolam) already help with motion sickness?
Motion sickness: Benzodiazepines as xanax, (alprazolam) aren't as good as antihistamines like dramamine in controlling motion sickness, but in your case if you were on the drug for some time, it might be the best choice. It is rather not recommended to combine antihistamines of any kind with benzodiazepines except under medical supervision, combination would lead to CNS depression, good luck ...Read more
Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some ill effects of motion in vehicles to which some persons are prone. One of its major side effects is drowsiness. Before taking dimenhydrinate you should check with your doctor that it does not interact with any other medications you are already on. Accupressure bands have not been proven effective. ...Read more
Took a Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) hour before flight but still had severe motion sickness as plane ascended. (Descending was better) How do I prevent this next time?
Can I take Bonine and Dramamine together for motion sickness treatment? (The nausea already started)
My father has air motion sickness and he keeps vomiting every couple of hours in-flight. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) doesn't work too well for him. Please suggest soln?
I've always suffer of motion sickness now im 16 weeks pregnant still with motion sickness can I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for this? And if so, wich dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?
Obstetrician: All pregnant women should consult their obstetrician before taking any medications including over the counter ones. ...Read more
Is it true that you need to be a certain age to buy dramamine (dimenhydrinate) motion sickness pills?
Dramamine (dimenhydrinate).: With a physicians prescription there should not be a problem. ...Read more
Promethazine dramamine (dimenhydrinate) domperidone which is most effective for motion sickness. Do they also combat anxiety?
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 from being an effective antianxiety medication in general. If your anxiety is secondary to your. Motion sickness, then they could be of benefit. Best wishes. ...Read more
Iv dramamine or IV phenergan (promethazine) for. Motion sickness? Which is better if the person is already actively vomiting
Hospital: If you are at the hospital then let the hospital decide that. Do not try this yourself as you can risk other complications. Usually though IV Phenergan (promethazine) is used most of the time for nausea whereas dramamine is usually taken 30 minutes before known motion sickness. ...Read more
I take montelukast & zyrtec in the morning & 2 180mg allegra (fexofenadine) at night for chronic urticara, can I take dramamine also for motion sickness while flying?
My son is scheduled for dental work with sedation tomorrow & has to fast from tonight. Is it safe to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the morning for motion sickness?
I get motion sickness on everything, cars, boats etc. What prevention cocktail can I take? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and? I just wish I could get sea legs... Misera
Motion Sickness: Dear miserable with motion. Here are a couple of ideas. The first is to take ginger. Ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger cooked into food or crystallized ginger. The second is ear acupuncture. Unlike some motion sickness medications — these options don't cause sedation or interact with other medications. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm flying tomorrow, have a head cold, IBS and get motion sickness, can I take Sudafed, Dramamine and Imodium (loperamide) at the same time?
Yes: Take what you need to control your symptoms ...Read more
I have early symptoms of glaucoma perhaps brought on by long use of antihistamines I am flying next month what can I do about motion sickness?
My daughter is scheduled for an allergist appointment tomorrow and took dimenhydrinate today for motion sickness. Can this affect test results?
possibly: I would call the allergist and see if they wish to postpone the appointment. ...Read more
Yes: Dimenhydrinate is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some ill effects of motion in cars and boats to which some persons are prone. One of its major side effects is drowsiness. Before taking dimenhydrinate you should check with your doctor that it does not interact with any other medications you are already on. ...Read more
Is it safe to take dimenhydrinate (for motion sickness) and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) together?
Yes.: Pepto is not absorbed by the intestines to any signifcant extent. There should be no issues with the two drugs. ...Read more
Going to be in a car ride for 12 hours have bad anxiety and motion sickness i have 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) from my doctor and dramaine can I take them together?
Depends: The MD who prescribed the would be able to answer this better. Having said that. It depends on how much xanax (alprazolam) you use. Xanax (alprazolam) has a relatively short half-life 6-8hrs. If you have never taken both together I would stick to xanax (alprazolam) alone. Needless to say DO NOT DRIVE! ...Read more
I am Having some mild test taking anxiety with slight nausea / tummy discomfort, I know that antihistamines are used for motion sickness. Could I try?
Try learning relaxation techniques, eg. guided meditation or deep breathing (see YouTube). They lower heart rate & blood pressure, & help with physical & emotional sides of anxiety. The Best if practiced regularly.
Antihistamines best for anxiety (hydroxyzine is FDA approved, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) =same generation) get into the brain. They unfortunately cut off the "stay awake and alert" signal, not good for exams. ...Read more