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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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If I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would it put me to sleep?

If I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would it put me to sleep?

Maybe: But unlikely. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin do a better job for most patients. Avoid all medications during pregnancy. Tip: get up very early in the morning and you will be very tired for the next night. ...Read more

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I'm 21.I suffer from insomnia and I'm sad these days. I have a really bad sleep programme. It would be bad if I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) pills for some nights?

I'm 21.I suffer from insomnia and I'm sad these days. I have a really bad sleep programme. It would be bad if I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) pills for some nights?

Why not start by: Addressing your sadness and using good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. ...Read more

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I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

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I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): As long as these are prescribed and u have no residual effect the following morning from dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) should be ok. ...Read more

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Past 2wks severe insomnia, don't sleep at all unless I take Dramamine! I hate it & I cant function properly during the day. Cant nap in the day either!

Past 2wks severe insomnia, don't sleep at all unless I take Dramamine! I hate it & I cant function properly during the day. Cant nap in the day either!

Insomnia: I'm so sorry you can't sleep. First thing you have to consider is stimulants such as caffeine, energy drinks, limit them. Full history and physical exam. Get plenty of exercise and practice good sleep hygiene google the Dr. Oz show they have good info on this/videos. Keep room free of electronics turn them off 15/30 before bed. Do sleep study using apps on your iPhone. Don't worry will get better ...Read more

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My fiancee has been abusing dramamine for about 6 years what are the treatments available or what steps should we take to get her off this. Also what are the side effects of not taking it she has been off it for about 6days straight she has been sleeping

My fiancee has been abusing dramamine for about 6 years what are the treatments available or what steps should we take to get her off this. Also what are the side effects of not taking it she has been off it for about 6days straight she has been sleeping

Can wean off slowly: If a person has been on dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for years, her primary care doctor can evaluate "why" and also help her to wean down gradually. The mind and body might not have symptoms if she were to wean off slowly. Some people have reported intestinal symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea, and some have reported being irritable and having some changes in blood pressure or heart rate as their withdrawl symptoms. ...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 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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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

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What are the side effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

What are the side effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

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

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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

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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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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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I'm taking dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) but have weird side effects?

What side effects?: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

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Dramamine (Definition)

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