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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dimenhydrinate (Overview)

Dimenhydrinate is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


Dr. Tanya Russo
137 doctors shared insights

Dimenhydrinate (Overview)

Dimenhydrinate is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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Whats the difference between dimenhydrinate and dramamin?

Whats the difference between dimenhydrinate and dramamin?

Nothing: Dramamine is a brand/trade name for the medication dimenhydrinate. (however, under the name dramamine, there is a formulation made with meclizine--usually advertised as "non-sedating" or "non-drowsy" formulation). ...Read more

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Motion sickness pills (dimenhydrinate)--safe for ship travel?

Motion sickness pills (dimenhydrinate)--safe for ship travel?

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 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

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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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What is the treatment for dimenhydrinate overdose?

What is the treatment for dimenhydrinate overdose?

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. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Can you overdose on dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

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 or relative and have them transport you to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you have active thoughts of taking an overdose. Or call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Take care. ...Read more

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How long should dramamine (dimenhydrinate) last?

How long should dramamine (dimenhydrinate) last?

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 people. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Dramamine (Definition)

Dramamine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more