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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

Dimenhydrinate is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...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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What is the definition or description of: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

Dramamine: Overdose can cause blurred vision, dry eyes, dilated pupils, ring-ing in ears, dry mouth, inability to urinate, agitation, confusion, seizures, Delirium, hallucinations, sedation, depression, anxiety, tremor, tachycardia, low blood pressure & dry red skin. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002634.htm ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for balance disorders besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

What is the best medicine for balance disorders besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

May not need medicin: Medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Meclizine are best used temporarily, when you first present with imbalance or dizziness. They should be stopped to allow for certain tests that will help determine the source of imbalance. Once source is discovered, definitive treatment such as surgery, balance therapy etc can be started. ...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 overdosing on OTC dramamine (dimenhydrinate) cause brain damage?

Does overdosing on OTC dramamine (dimenhydrinate) cause brain damage?

Indirectly: Only in case of severe overdose by which a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine is blocked; this prevents vital functions, including breathing control and even heart rate. Even in absence of those serious side-effects, sedation can cause falling, poor driving and bad decision making, especially in older individuals. ...Read more

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I took 1, 200 mg of Dimenhydrinate/Dramamine to trip am I going to be ok? Am I going to die?

I took 1, 200 mg of Dimenhydrinate/Dramamine to trip am I going to be ok? Am I going to die?

Go to the ER immeida: The usual dose of beandryl is 25 mg. YOu must go to the ER or posion control immediately. This large dose will put you to sleep and have effects ofn your heart. ...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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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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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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What to take when my head starts spinning? Does dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help?

What to take when my head starts spinning? Does dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help?

Trial: Head spinning is usually a self limiting condition. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help. It this does not improve a physician can write a prescription that helps with the spinning and nausea. ...Read more

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Can I take lorazepam and gravol or Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at the same time?

Can I take lorazepam and gravol or Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at the same time?

I would not.: Both tend to make you drowsy or woozy, and thus there will be an additive effect that could make you very sleepy or knock you out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I took alavert 24 hr last night at 11 its 11 am now and I going on a car ride can I take a dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

I took alavert 24 hr last night at 11 its 11 am now and I going on a car ride can I take a dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is generally a safe medication by itself but when you combine it with other anti histamine like Alavert (Claritin) you should be mindful of symptom of drowsiness. While driving that may be an issue if you are behind the wheel. ...Read more

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Took dramamine (dimenhydrinate) 2 days ago and I am having troubke breathing since. Am out if the country. Will it wear off soon?

Took dramamine (dimenhydrinate) 2 days ago and I am having troubke breathing since. Am out if the country. Will it wear off soon?

Get examined: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) shoulld not affect your breathing- go directly to the ER or UC clinic for a chest xray and clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there anything besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate) I can take for air sickness? Flying-or more specifically, the descent-always makes me nauseous.

Many options: 1. Consider ginger 500 mg-1, 000 mg before flight.
2. Prescription antinausea medicine zofran (ondansetron) works well and does not cause drowsiness.
3. Scopolamine patches are a bit drastic (last 72 hours unless removed) but do work
3. Minimize air sickness: sit over wings on plane for smoothest ride, eat lightly, avoid alcohol, avoid reading, keep eyes closed and meditate or listen to music. ...Read more

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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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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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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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dramamine (Definition)

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