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Dimenhydrinate Allergy In Children
I have true allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (hives.) is dramamine ok? It has either meclizine or dimenhydrinate, depending on which type I get. Both these ok?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
A can make you very: Tired. See her doctor for one of the newer allergy medications that do not make your tired and allow you to function when you have an allergy problem. ...Read more
Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Dramamine together, I have seasonal allergies but I am also suffering with a slight inner ear issue that's making me nauseous?
SAME DRUG: BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) AND DRAMAMINE CONTAINE THE SAME ANTIHISTAMINE. IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO TAKE TOO MUCH OF THE DRUG AS THEY ARE ANTICHOLINERGICS AND HAVE SIDE EFFECTS (DRY MOUTH, URINARY RETENTION AND ACUTE ANGLE CLOSURE GLAUCOMA CAN OCCUR). IF YOU ARE HAVING INNER EAR PROBLEMS ASK YOUR DOC WHETHER YOU;D BE BETTER OFF WITH MECLIZINE. ...Read more
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
An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Diphenhydramine O/D
sx's can include: Inability to urinate, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Enlarged pupils, dry eyes, Ringing in ears, Low blood pressure, Rapid heart rate, Agitation, Confusion, Convulsions, Delirium, Depression, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, sleepiness, Nervousness, Tremor, Unsteadiness & Dry skin. ...Read more
What side effects?: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
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No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sailor's answer: Three ds: dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth. There are many other side- effects (s/e) listed including severe allergic reactions and even death but I believe the three ds are the most common s/e. Hint: take first dose before boarding the boat, car, or airplane. Caution when drinking alcohol. Look the drug up on drugs. Com. ...Read more
Short answer: The short answer is lysergic acid (LSD). In the USA and many other countries LSD is considered too problematic to prescribe legally. Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) meanwhile isn't even controlled/restricted by scheduling. That said, many medicines used improperly can be very dangerous. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Find the cause: Before attempting treatment. There are many possible causes of vertigo and effective treatment requires identification of the cause. ...Read more
Most likely, and yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is most likely gluten-free, as their website lists the ingredients but does not list gluten. It is a chewable tablet, so that means there is no capsule (some people worry about what a capsule might be make of). There shouldn't be any unusual reaction if the two drugs are taken at the same time or if taken at different times. ...Read more
Hi docs, do you think it's bad to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy 25mg along with 10 mg of zzzquil?
Sleep treatments: No, it's not really bad to take both these sleep treatments together. At least, for 1-2 nights. Do you use them every night? Using these every night suggests there is something affecting your sleep that may be more important. For instance, people with sleep apnea may have trouble staying asleep, but medicines that cause sleepiness are not a good treatment for this. ...Read more
Can one develop a dependancy for Dimenhydrinate if for the past few weeks been taking it frequently to fall asleep?
NO: This is not an addictive substance/medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Everytime I travel despite taking dramamine (dimenhydrinate) whether it is long car ride or plane, I vomit and have BMs the entire trip even upon arrival. What is it?
Motion sickness: You have a very sensitive "vestibular" system, causing your motion sickness. You may want to try other prescription medications (see your doctor for those) to suppress the symptoms. You could ask a local ENT doc if they have special physical therapists in your area who can teach you exercises to help retrain your inner ear to prevent this from happening. Hard problem to solve. Good luck! ...Read more
Need evaluation: Before taking any nausea medicine, it is best to see your doctor to see what the cause of nausea may be. The differential diagnosis of nausea is huge and therefore knowing the underlying cause and treating that may be more effective than just treating the symptoms alone. ...Read more