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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]
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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Motion Sickness Drugs: Dimenhydrinate, Diphenhydramine, Meclizine, Promethazine, Scopolamine
Breitkreutz, Development of a taste-masked orodispersible film containing dimenhydrinate, Pharmaceutics, 4, 4 (2012).
Patient was managed conservatively, with intravenous dimenhydrinate 14mg, because diphenhydramine was not available.
Also, you can try nonprescription cyclizine (Marezine[R]), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine[R]), diphenhydramine (Benadryl[R]) and meclizine (Antivert[R]) and prescription scopolamine (Scopace[R]) to prevent and treat seasickness, but they may cause drowsiness.
We performed conservative management including head elevation, mobilization and vestibular suppression (dimenhydrinate 50 mg intrevenous 4x1/day for 3 days, beta-histidine tablets 24 mg 2x2/day for 1 month).
Antagonists of dopamine, chlorpromazine and metoclopramide, anticholinergic, antihistamines and dimenhydrinate have been used in this regard, but they have their own advantages and disadvantages.
(17) Antiemetics (ondansetron, promethazine, metoclopramide), antihistamines (meclizine, dimenhydrinate, diphenhydramine), and benzodiazepines (lorazepam, diazepam) may be used during acute and brief vertiginous episodes to decrease symptom severity after central causes have been ruled out.
At one time, I tried taking something that contains dimenhydrinate on my trip back to the Philippines from the United States.
Examples include diphenhydramine, dimenhydrinate, hydroxyzine, cetirizine, loratadine, and desloratadine.
We also excluded dimenhydrinate because it is indicated for the treatment of vertigo.