DIMENHYDRINATE - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Dramamine
Phonetic Pronunciation: (dye-men-HYE-dri-nate)
Information last revised October 2010
What does DIMENHYDRINATE - ORAL look like?
Dramamine 50 mg Tab
dimenhydrinate 50 mg Tab
Driminate 50 mg Tab
Motion Sickness 50 mg Tab
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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