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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dramamine (Overview)

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


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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. Sandra Eleczko
112 doctors shared insights

Dramamine (Overview)

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


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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 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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Side effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for boating?

Side effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for boating?

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

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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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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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Deep sea fishing: use transderm scop (scopolamine) or dramamine?

Deep sea fishing: use transderm scop (scopolamine) or dramamine?

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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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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Are dramamine (dimenhydrinate) patches available over the counter?

Are dramamine (dimenhydrinate) patches available over the counter?

No: The anti-motion sickness patches are called scopolamine patches and are only available as prescriptions. ...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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Can you take propranolol and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) together?

Can you take propranolol and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) together?

Yes.: They act through different mechanisms and do not directly interfere. However, if you feel funny when you take them together ( especially in combo with xanax (alprazolam) ) might consider holding one. ...Read more

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Can sudafed and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) be safely taken together?

Can sudafed and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) be safely taken together?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Drowsiness is result . If taken in large quantities, such as recreationally, it results in confusion & dissociation, although such experience is described as unenjoyable. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

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