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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

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