Dramamine Original Formula

Generic Name: Dimenhydrinate

  • What is this medication?

    Dramamine Original Formula contains an antiemetic. It is intended for the prevention and treatment of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with all types of motion sickness including carsickness and seasickness.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Dramamine Original Formula?

    Do not use in children under the age of 2 unless directed by a doctor.

    Marked drowsiness may occur. Avoid alcoholic drinks. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness. Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery when using this product.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

    Do not use this product if the blister packaging is broken.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Dramamine Original Formula?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis; glaucoma; or difficulty urinating due to enlargement of the prostate gland.

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Dramamine Original Formula?

    When using this product, marked drowsiness may occur. Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Dramamine Original Formula?

    When using this product, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Dramamine Original Formula?

    When using this product, alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.

    If Dramamine Original Formula is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Dramamine Original Formula with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Dramamine Original Formula?

    To prevent motion sickness, the first dose should be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour before starting the activity. To prevent or treat motion sickness, follow these directions:

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 1 to 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor.

    Children 6- under 12 years: Take ½ to 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours. Do not take more than 3 tablets in 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor.

    Children 2- under 6 years: Take ½ tablet every 6 to 8 hours. Do not take more than 1½ tablets in 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor.

    Children <2 years: Do not use unless directed by a doctor.

  • How should I store this Dramamine Original Formula?

    Store at room temperature.