Doctor insights on:
Does Dramamine Work For Vertigo
Find the cause: Before attempting treatment. There are many possible causes of vertigo and effective treatment requires identification of the cause. ...Read more
Long drive triggered vertigo for past10days. Dramamine helping. Last night started shaking / tremors/ (no cold). Went to emergency. Test were fine. BP was high170/90. Was fine today. Shaking is back tonight. Traveling to asia in 3 days. Is it anxiety?
4 hr drive (10 days ago) triggered vertigo. Still has those symptoms. Been taking Dramamine. Then last night started shaking / tremors/ (without any feeling of cold) Went to emergency. All test came out fine. Blood pressure was high side 170/90 Stayed
Stop the Dramamine!: Ever heard of the saying, "Stop the Madness? " Here's the sister saying, "Stop the Dramamine (dimenhydrinate)! " One dose, OK...2 doses, maybe but when I hear that you had vertigo 10 days ago & "Been taking Dramamine (dimenhydrinate)..." guess why the blood pressure is tickling the ceiling? There are better things to be done both in terms of prevention as well as treatment for motion sickness. See a neurologist or neuro-otologist. ...Read more
For years I have been catching a cold in fall and have vertigo for week (s) after. Specialists have no answers. I have taken steroids, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) sudafed, and antibiotics. Help!
Viral labyrinthitis: It sounds like it could be an inner ear viral infection that you are susceptible to. Some people may have a predisposition to vertigo due to certain conditions...Meniere's syndrom, benign positional vertigo, and others. But if your situation is usually exacerbated by an upper respiratory infection it sounds like labyrinthitis. Try to minimize risk - healthy diet, hand washing. Meclizine as needed. ...Read more
Can allergic rhinitis cause vertigo symptoms, fuzzy/static feeling in head and ears? Dr gave RX steroid nasal spray for symptoms and Dramamine.
Constant dizziness for 4 days now. I have tried Sleep, Gatorade, Juice, Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) Meclizine, water. What other OTC things can I try? Or urgent care?
Started getting vertigo when changing from citalopram 20mg to buspirone 7.7mg, could dimenhydrinate help?
Vertigo may b part: Of a cluster of symptoms experienced when an SSRI (ie; Citalopram), is stopped (in ur case, to start Buspar, (buspirone) another anti-anxiety med). However, vertigo can be caused by a multiplicity of physical illnesses that range from infection, to head trauma or stroke. C ur MD to have the underlying cause of ur vertigo id'ed & treated. Dimenhydramate may help 4 nausea, but cause of vertigo must b uncovered! ...Read more
Could this be serious? I had a kidney infection in which I finished my medication on thursday. I drank alcohol last night and today I have server nausea lower back and abdominal pain and slight dizziness. I took asprin and dramimine but am progressively f
Yes,: Yes, this could be serious. If you have pylonephritis, it may not be resolved. ...Read more
Motion sickness: There is a great discussion of this at wikipedia. ...Read more
I have the transderm scop (scopolamine) patches and dramamine. Which one will work better with less side effects?
I prefer scop patch: I find that transderm scop (scopolamine) is both well tolerated and effective. Perhaps even better is half a scop patch, but if you do this, carefully wash your hands after cutting / applying to keep the scopolamine off your fingers & out of your eyes. Another prescription favorite is zofran (ondansetron) which is quite effective for nausea. ...Read more
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
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?
For some symptoms: Hangovers frequently have nausea and dizziness as part of the symptom complex, and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) can help with those symptoms. However, it can increase the "logginess" or sedated feeling that comes with hangover as well. The best "cure" is to prevent it - DON'T DRINK to excess! If you have problems reducing your alcohol intake, seek help from your primary care physician or a mental health counselor. ...Read more
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
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should be okay: Be careful however, as the two together may make you extra drowsy. ...Read more
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
Antihistamines: They can be taken together but you should be under medical guidance for your treatment ...Read more
Drug Interaction: There is drug interaction between Quetlapine and Dramamine if taken together over long period of time. I think in your case nothing serious will happen except make you more drowsy and sleepy. As both have antihistamine properties.Sleep it over and don't take both together ...Read more
May not need medicin: Medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Meclizine are best used temporarily, when you first present with imbalance or dizziness. They should be stopped to allow for certain tests that will help determine the source of imbalance. Once source is discovered, definitive treatment such as surgery, balance therapy etc can be started. ...Read more
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