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A drug composed of two chemicals, diphenhydramine and 8-chlorotheophylline, used to prevent motion sickness.

[dime(thyl) + (ami)n(e) + hydrinate (hydr(am)in(e) + -ate).]


(Pharmacology) a white slightly soluble bitter-tasting crystalline substance: an antihistamine used in the prevention of nausea, esp in travel sickness. Formula: C24H28ClN5O3
[from dime(thyl + ami)n(e) + (diphen)hydr(am)in(e) + -ate1]


(ˌdaɪ mɛnˈhaɪ drəˌneɪt)

a synthetic antihistamine in powder form, used for treating allergic disorders and preventing motion sickness.
[1945–50; dime (thyl) + (ami) n (e) + hydr(am)ine + -ate2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dimenhydrinate - antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sicknessdimenhydrinate - antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sickness
antiemetic, antiemetic drug - a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site


, dimenhydrinate
n. Dramamina, dimenhidrinato, anthistamínico usado en el tratamiento de náusea.


n dimenhidrinato
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1] Promethazine Motion sickness receptor Cyclizine PINV (dimenhydrinate antagonists Dimenhydrinate and diphenhydramine) Diphenhydramine Acetylcholine Hyoscine Motion sickness muscarinic Cyclizine PONV receptor antagonists Cannabinoid Nabilone (not CINV CB1 receptor currently agonists available in NZ) Corticosteroids Dexamethasone CINV Class Key adverse effects Dopamine [D.
1) Researchers have also reported that 940mg of ginger root duff was more effective than dimenhydrinate and other antiemetic drugs in a study of 1489 subjects with sea-sickness.
ginger is more effective in preventing motion-sickness than dimenhydrinate (e.
First line medication choice would be meclizine, followed by scopolamine and dimenhydrinate depending upon symptom presentation.
The sedation consists of oral dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) 50 mg and IV midazolam 2 mg and IV metoclopramide 10 mg preoperatively in the holding area.
Many other drugs have been used in treating migraines, including: acetaminophen (alone, or in combination with caffeine and butalbital, aspirin and caffeine, or isometheptene and dichloralphenazone); NSAIDs, including aspirin; chlorpromazine (Thorazine); dimenhydrinate (Dramamine); diphenhydramine (Benadryl); morphine; meperidine; intranasal butorphanol (Stadol); and corticosteroids.