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Is it okay to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) while breastfeeding? I took it when I was pregnant (dr said it was ok), so I am assuming it is fine. Thanks

Is it okay to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) while breastfeeding? I took it when I was pregnant (dr said it was ok), so I am assuming it is fine. Thanks

Safety unknown: Although dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is relatively safe during pregnancy (category b), the safety of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for a breast feeding infant is officially labeled as "unknown". It is likely that dramamine (dimenhydrinate) does pass through breast milk. Caution is advised. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can Dramamine raise your Blood Pressure?

Can Dramamine raise your Blood Pressure?

Yes. Off market.: Dramamine, or dimenhydrinate, is an antihistamine used especially for vertigo ("hyperstimulated labyrinth"). According to the FDA website (www. Fda. Gov/drugs) all manufacturers except 1 have discontinued making the medication, & now it is only available by prescription in injected form (no pills, tablets, or syrups) OTC. All antihistamines can raise BP. Talk to the prescribing doctor. Good luck! ...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 I take dramamine... I take claritin D in the morning?

Can I take dramamine... I take claritin D in the morning?

You can: But together they could make you pretty drowsy. Be sure you don't need to drive. ...Read more

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What's more dangerous: dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or lsd?

Short answer: The short answer is lysergic acid (LSD). In the USA and many other countries LSD is considered too problematic to prescribe legally. Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) meanwhile isn't even controlled/restricted by scheduling. That said, many medicines used improperly can be very dangerous. ...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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Can I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and sudafed at the same time?

Can I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and sudafed at the same time?

No: They are both Antihistamine, so I wouldn't combine them, they both belong to the first generation of Antihistamine. ...Read more

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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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If I'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine) can I take Dramamine?

If I'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine) can I take Dramamine?

Allergy: Please contact your primary doctor about this. If you are allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine) please stop taking it and listen to your doctor's advice.

Hope all goes well. ...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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Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) gluten free? And if yes can it be taken with midol?

Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) gluten free? And if yes can it be taken with midol?

Most likely, and yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is most likely gluten-free, as their website lists the ingredients but does not list gluten. It is a chewable tablet, so that means there is no capsule (some people worry about what a capsule might be make of). There shouldn't be any unusual reaction if the two drugs are taken at the same time or if taken at different times. ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy 25mg along with 10 mg of zzzquil?

Hi docs, do you think it's bad to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy 25mg along with 10 mg of zzzquil?

Sleep treatments: No, it's not really bad to take both these sleep treatments together. At least, for 1-2 nights. Do you use them every night? Using these every night suggests there is something affecting your sleep that may be more important. For instance, people with sleep apnea may have trouble staying asleep, but medicines that cause sleepiness are not a good treatment for this. ...Read more

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Everytime I travel despite taking dramamine (dimenhydrinate) whether it is long car ride or plane, I vomit and have BMs the entire trip even upon arrival. What is it?

Everytime I travel despite taking dramamine (dimenhydrinate) whether it is long car ride or plane, I vomit and have BMs the entire trip even upon arrival. What is it?

Motion sickness: You have a very sensitive "vestibular" system, causing your motion sickness. You may want to try other prescription medications (see your doctor for those) to suppress the symptoms. You could ask a local ENT doc if they have special physical therapists in your area who can teach you exercises to help retrain your inner ear to prevent this from happening. Hard problem to solve. Good luck! ...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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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

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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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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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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

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Dramamine (Definition)

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