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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Can allergic rhinitis cause vertigo symptoms,fuzzy/static feeling in head and ears? Dr gave RX steroid nasal spray for symptoms and Dramamine.

Can allergic rhinitis cause vertigo symptoms,fuzzy/static feeling in head and ears? Dr gave RX steroid nasal spray for symptoms and Dramamine.

Congestion: Sinus congestion can cause all sorts of problems, , so if you have congestion along with ear fullness, dizziness, etc it is likely that the congestion is contributing. Also, the tubes that drain your ears could also be blocked, causing your ears to get congested. Good luck! ...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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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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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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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

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Dramamine (Definition)

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


Spinning (Definition)

Dizziness & ...Read more