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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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What are the effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

What are the effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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How long should dramamine (dimenhydrinate) last?

How long should dramamine (dimenhydrinate) last?

Depends: It depends if 25 or 50mg dose, your body size, your age (30's not a problem), and the intensity of the "trigger." it should last 6 to 8 hours in most people. ...Read more

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Switched from amitriptiline to 20mg cymbalta (duloxetine). Horrible nausea, not sure if it's withdrawal or side effects. Is 25mg of dramamine okay?

Switched from amitriptiline to 20mg cymbalta (duloxetine). Horrible nausea, not sure if it's withdrawal or side effects. Is 25mg of dramamine okay?

Cymbalta (duloxetine) & nausea: Nausea is a common side effect with Cymbalta (duloxetine) -- especially compared to amitriptylene. It may wear off in a few days if it's going to. Please call your prescribing physician about this, before adding any over the counter medicine like dramamine to it. ...Read more

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Can you use dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for an alergy?

Can you use dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for an alergy?

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

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Promethazine dramamine (dimenhydrinate) domperidone which is most effective for motion sickness.Do they also combat anxiety?

Promethazine dramamine (dimenhydrinate) domperidone which is most effective for motion sickness.Do they also combat anxiety?

They do not combat: Anxiety well. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would be my choice for motion sickness. They all have a sedating effect to some degree, but this is a far cry from being an effective antianxiety medication in general. If your anxiety is secondary to your. Motion sickness, then they could be of benefit. Best wishes. ...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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Safe to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and a acupressure band for motion sickness?

Safe to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and a acupressure band for motion sickness?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some of the ill effects of motion in vehicles 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. Accupressure bands have not been proven effective. ...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

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What is the treatment for dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

What is the treatment for dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

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

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Does dramamine (dimenhydrinate) have any side effects?

Does dramamine (dimenhydrinate) have any side effects?

Usually minor: The common side-effects 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. Jeffrey Stevens
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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

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