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Will Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help vertigo dizziness?

Will Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help vertigo dizziness?

Possibly: Vertigo is often caused by displaced microcrystals in your inner ear. If your vertigo is positional there are manuevers which can treat this symptom. Discuss this with your doctor. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help but it is sedating and does not fix the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Does taking dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help vertigo when flying?

Does taking dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help vertigo when flying?

Yes: Antihistamines such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or bonine taken 30 to 60 minutes before take off may reduce the vertigo feeling when flying. ...Read more

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House remedies to treat vertigo. .. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) raised BP!

House remedies to treat vertigo. .. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) raised BP!

Find the cause: Before attempting treatment. There are many possible causes of vertigo and effective treatment requires identification of the cause. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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Can allergic rhinitis cause vertigo symptoms, fuzzy/static feeling in head and ears? Dr gave RX steroid nasal spray for symptoms and Dramamine.

Congestion: Sinus congestion can cause all sorts of problems, , so if you have congestion along with ear fullness, dizziness, etc it is likely that the congestion is contributing. Also, the tubes that drain your ears could also be blocked, causing your ears to get congested. Good luck! ...Read more

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Started getting vertigo when changing from citalopram 20mg to buspirone 7.7mg, could dimenhydrinate help?

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

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I have the transderm scop (scopolamine) patches and dramamine. Which one will work better with less side effects?

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

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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?

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

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Is triptone different from dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Same drug: Triptone and Dramamine are different brand names for the same active drug component: dimenhydrinate. They are made by different manufacturers and may have different inactive ingredients, but will work the same way. ...Read more

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Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) good for hangovers?

Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) good for hangovers?

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

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Can pregnant women take dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Can pregnant women take dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Discuss w your Dr.: Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) is FDA pregnancy category B. It is not likely to cause harm to fetus. ...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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Which has less side effects: bonine vs dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Side Effect Answer: Their side effect profile is similar. Both can cause drowsiness which is of concern if you intend to drive or are prone to falls. ...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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Please tell me can dramamine and allegra (fexofenadine) be taken together?

Please tell me can dramamine and allegra (fexofenadine) be taken together?

Antihistamines: They can be taken together but you should be under medical guidance for your treatment ...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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I took 25mg of quetiapine with 50mg of dramamine and im scared I shouldn't have?

I took 25mg of quetiapine with 50mg of dramamine and im scared I shouldn't have?

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

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What is the best medicine for balance disorders besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

What is the best medicine for balance disorders besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

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

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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

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