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DIMENHYDRINATE - ORAL

Common Brand Name(s): Dramamine
Phonetic Pronunciation: (dye-men-HYE-dri-nate)
Information last revised October 2010

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Dimenhydrinate is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is most effective when taken to prevent motion sickness rather than waiting to treat symptoms that have already started. Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine. It is not known exactly how dimenhydrinate stops motion sickness. It is thought to work by blocking a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) and preventing its effects on the inner ear. The inner ear helps maintain your sense of balance and position.
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