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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it okay to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) while breastfeeding? I took it when I was pregnant (dr said it was ok), so I am assuming it is fine. Thanks

Is it okay to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) while breastfeeding? I took it when I was pregnant (dr said it was ok), so I am assuming it is fine. Thanks

Safety unknown: Although dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is relatively safe during pregnancy (category b), the safety of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for a breast feeding infant is officially labeled as "unknown". It is likely that dramamine (dimenhydrinate) does pass through breast milk. Caution is advised. ...Read more

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Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) okay to take for severe motion sickness? I am 5 weeks pregnant

Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) okay to take for severe motion sickness? I am 5 weeks pregnant

Should be: It is classified as a class b drug for pregnancy which means it should be relatively safe. If at all possible, you should avoid all medications early in pregnancy, the most vulnerable time for the developing fetus. You should consult with your ob/ gyn doctor ideally. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have dimenhydrinate 25mg in a day during pregnancy to fight excessive nausea and keep liquid down. Its her 6th week of pregnancy.?

Is it safe to have dimenhydrinate 25mg in a day during pregnancy to fight excessive nausea and keep liquid down. Its her 6th week of pregnancy.?

No: All medications must be avoided during pregnancy unless your physician has specifically prescribed one that must be taken. Otherwise, au natural is the only way and your baby will love you for it. ...Read more

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Can you take dramamine and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Don't drive: Those two medications are both capable of sedation and slowing your reaction time. Mixing them is risky if you're doing anything that requires good attention and reaction time. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) at the same time as dramamine?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) at the same time as dramamine?

Should be okay: Be careful however, as the two together may make you extra drowsy. ...Read more

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Can I take ondansetron and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) together?

Can I take ondansetron and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) together?

In general: In general, ondansetron and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) have no clear significant interactions. Talk with the person who prescribed the ondansetron. If you need both, then maybe one isn't working so you could stop one while taking the other? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gravol, dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to help sleep?

Is it safe to take gravol, dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to help sleep?

Not recommended: Gravol is a combination of diphenhydramine, a sedating antihistamine, and chlorotheophylline, a mild stimulant, which is added to counteract the sleep-inducing effects and allow use during the day as an anti-nausea treatment. Because of this, it's not very effective for insomnia, and may actually have the opposite effect, disturbing sleep later in the night. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 25mg of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) with 150mg of ranitidine?

Is it ok to take 25mg of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) with 150mg of ranitidine?

Yes: This should be okay. Be aware that dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may cause drowsiness and should only be taken if you plan not to drive or operate machinery and should not be used regularly. ...Read more

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Question is can I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) before I drink without side-effects?

Question is can I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) before I drink without side-effects?

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 (dimenhydrinate) are the three ds: dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth. There are many other side-effects listed including severe allergic reactions and even death but I believe the three ds are the most common s/e. Look up the drug and precautions on drugs. Com. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy 25mg and 10 mg of zzzquil?

Please advise if it's bad to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy 25mg and 10 mg of zzzquil?

Avoid mixing: It is always preferable to use single products instead of mixing multiple medicines, for safety sake. Depending on your problem, you should choose one or the other...Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for motion sickness (less commonly just for insomnia) or zzzquil for sleep and cold symptoms. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can I take. 5 Ativan 5 1/2 hours after taking 2 chewable Dramamine (dimenhydrinate)? I am Having bad anxiety

Can I take. 5 Ativan 5 1/2 hours after taking 2 chewable Dramamine (dimenhydrinate)? I am Having bad anxiety

No problem reports: This is not a risky combo - but take each only as directed. Also consider ways to manage your anxiety in a broader way. Meditation, yoga, CBT therapy and many life style adjustment may reduce your need and frequency for a pill. Relax and take care! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a dramamine with half a xanax (alprazolam). 0.25 is the Xanax (alprazolam) dose but I take half of one.

Is it ok to take a dramamine with half a xanax (alprazolam). 0.25 is the Xanax (alprazolam) dose but I take half of one.

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 take is 12.5 mgm. Dramamine (meclizine) over the counter is usually 25 mgm. So do not drive if you take both of these drugs. In short, I believe you can take both drugs if you take the lower dose of dramamine (12.5 mgm.). ...Read more

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If I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would it put me to sleep?

If I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would it put me to sleep?

Maybe: But unlikely. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin do a better job for most patients. Avoid all medications during pregnancy. Tip: get up very early in the morning and you will be very tired for the next night. ...Read more

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Can you take propranolol and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) together?

Can you take propranolol and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) together?

Yes.: They act through different mechanisms and do not directly interfere. However, if you feel funny when you take them together (especially in combo with xanax (alprazolam)) might consider holding one. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can I take lorazepam and gravol or Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at the same time?

Can I take lorazepam and gravol or Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at the same time?

I would not.: Both tend to make you drowsy or woozy, and thus there will be an additive effect that could make you very sleepy or knock you out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I took alavert 24 hr last night at 11 its 11 am now and I going on a car ride can I take a dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

I took alavert 24 hr last night at 11 its 11 am now and I going on a car ride can I take a dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is generally a safe medication by itself but when you combine it with other anti histamine like Alavert (Claritin) you should be mindful of symptom of drowsiness. While driving that may be an issue if you are behind the wheel. ...Read more

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Is there anything besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate) I can take for air sickness? Flying-or more specifically, the descent-always makes me nauseous.

Many options: 1. Consider ginger 500 mg-1, 000 mg before flight.
2. Prescription antinausea medicine zofran (ondansetron) works well and does not cause drowsiness.
3. Scopolamine patches are a bit drastic (last 72 hours unless removed) but do work
3. Minimize air sickness: sit over wings on plane for smoothest ride, eat lightly, avoid alcohol, avoid reading, keep eyes closed and meditate or listen to music. ...Read more

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Can I take dramamine... I take claritin D in the morning?

You can: But together they could make you pretty drowsy. Be sure you don't need to drive. ...Read more

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Can I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and sudafed at the same time?

Can I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and sudafed at the same time?

No: They are both Antihistamine, so I wouldn't combine them, they both belong to the first generation of Antihistamine. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine) can I take Dramamine?

If I'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine) can I take Dramamine?

Allergy: Please contact your primary doctor about this. If you are allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine) please stop taking it and listen to your doctor's advice.

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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

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Dramamine (Definition)

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