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Can I take Benadryl and Dramamine together, I have seasonal allergies but I am also suffering with a slight inner ear issue that's making me nauseous?

Can I take Benadryl and Dramamine together, I have seasonal allergies but I am also suffering with a slight inner ear issue that's making me nauseous?

SAME DRUG: BENADRYL AND DRAMAMINE CONTAINE THE SAME ANTIHISTAMINE. IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO TAKE TOO MUCH OF THE DRUG AS THEY ARE ANTICHOLINERGICS AND HAVE SIDE EFFECTS ( DRY MOUTH, URINARY RETENTION AND ACUTE ANGLE CLOSURE GLAUCOMA CAN OCCUR). IF YOU ARE HAVING INNER EAR PROBLEMS ASK YOUR DOC WHETHER YOU;D BE BETTER OFF WITH MECLIZINE. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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I'm about to have an EEG & MRI tomorrow. will they go wrong if i took valerian, 1 benadryl, 1 dramamine, & melatonin last night? (but not tonight)

I'm about to have an EEG & MRI tomorrow. will they go wrong if i took valerian, 1 benadryl, 1 dramamine, & melatonin last night? (but not tonight)

Check with EEG: The MRI machine won't care so much. Depends on what they're looking for on EEG but usually they are supposed to instruct you as to how and prepare with respect to medications you can and cannot take. Call and check with them now but my guess is that it should be OK. ...Read more

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Will Benadryl 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 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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I understand that one cannot become addicted to antihistamines, however, can't people become addicted to the sedating effects of drugs?

I understand that one cannot become addicted to antihistamines, however, can't people become addicted to the sedating effects of drugs?

Tolerance: You become tolerant to the sedative effect of first generation antihistamines and with time you will no longer feel sedated from them. If you are using then as a sleep aid, will you need more with time to achieve the same level of sedation. It is not an addiction, it is tolerance to the medication. ...Read more

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What are sedating antihistamines for insomnia?

Benadryl.....: is probably the most readily available sedating antihistamine. It is a common ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) preparations for sleep, such as Tylenol PM -- the PM part is diphenhydramine, the generic name for Benadryl. Another one I like to use is hydroxyzine (also known as Vistaril or Atarax) but that is only available as a prescription, however its metabolite is Zyrtec, which is OTC. ...Read more

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If I have developed resistance to benadryl's sedating effects( +/-150mg), will it still work4allergy?

If I have developed resistance to benadryl's sedating effects( +/-150mg), will it still work4allergy?

Give it a try: Diphenhydramine (benedryl) is a very effective antihistamine, holding on to histamine binding sites better than some products. Its drawback other than sedation has been its limited duration of effect, eclipsed by products like zyrtec that can last all day. Sedation is not a measure of its worth, only its ability to get into your brain and mess with neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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If i take Benadryl before getting on a plane, will the sedation from it help with my plane anxiety?

Causes drowsiness: Might suggest this be dealt with like one handles stage fright. Try a beta-blocker like propanalol or timolol. Another choice, alprazolam, which could keep you more awake. Talk to your doc, as these approaches are all generic and relatively cheap. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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