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Take Dramamine Dimenhydrinate
Sailor's answer: no: The drug often does not mix well with alcohol as the side-effects (s/e) of both the rx and the alcohol are magnified. The common s/e 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
Please advise if it's bad to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy 25mg and 10 mg of zzzquil?
Avoid mixing: It is always preferable to use single products instead of mixing multiple medicines, for safety sake. Depending on your problem, you should choose one or the other...Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for motion sickness (less commonly just for insomnia) or zzzquil for sleep and cold symptoms. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Every time I travel I'm nauseous and go to the bathroom a lot. I take Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) but it Lasts the whole vacay. what could it be?
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
I have Crohn's disease and am on imuran. I'm also taking a small vacation sailing. Any reason I can't take Dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son is having single fiber emg and repetitive nerve stimulation testing tomorrow. Can he take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) prior to leaving our home?
EMG: Usually we don't recommend because they normally have to be awake and functional to follow instructions to make the test more accurate. ...Read more
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
Is there anything you can do for an inner ear problem I feel car sick all the time and take Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to be able t o function ?
Yes: You need a complex evaluation by your physician and an ENT consultation which is an Ear Nose and Throat expert. If you have chronic vestibular symptoms such as vertigo and nausea, your thyroid levels should be evaluated, full exam and rule out cardiac causes, meclizine or scopolamine are medicines that can help you, and zofran (ondansetron) for nausea.Read about these on medscape. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I've always suffer of motion sickness now im 16 weeks pregnant still with motion sickness can i take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for this? and if so,wich dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?
Obstetrician: All pregnant women should consult their obstetrician before taking any medications including over the counter ones. ...Read more
I get motion sickness on everything, cars, boats etc. What prevention cocktail can I take? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and ? I just wish i could get sea legs... Misera
Motion Sickness: Dear miserable with motion. Here are a couple of ideas. The first is to take ginger. Ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger cooked into food or crystallized ginger. The second is ear acupuncture. Unlike some motion sickness medications - these options don't cause sedation or interact with other medications. Good luck. ...Read more
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)?
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