Benadryl vs Dramamine for Motion Sickness

Benadryl
(OTC)
Dramamine
(OTC)
Benadryl is a skin medication and a systemic antihistamine.
Dramamine is a nausea & vomiting medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Motion Sickness
4.9
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Motion Sickness
2.9
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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March 4, 1946
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
372,264 Discussions
27,735 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Hives
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Rash
#6 for Swelling
#7 for Anxiety
#8 for Nausea
#9 for Headaches
#10 for Cough
#11 for Vomiting
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#14 for Sneezing
Benadryl is approved for Allergy, Itching, Hives, Rash, Insomnia and Swelling and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Nausea
#3 for Vomiting
#4 for Dizziness
#5 for Sea sickness
#6 for Vertigo
Dramamine is approved for Motion Sickness, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Sea sickness and Vertigo and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ben
Dry Mouth
1
Euphoria
1
Delirium
1
Suicide
1
Blood Clots
1
Stretch Marks
1
Blurred Vision
1
Dry Eyes
1
Candida
1
Weird Dreams
1
Dra
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Hallucinations
4
Addiction
2
Weakness
2
Dry Mouth
2
Hangover
1
Diarrhea
1
Weight Gain
1
Itching
1
Euphoria
1
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Dry Mouth
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Dra
1
2
Euphoria
Ben
Dra
1
1
Delirium
Ben
Dra
1
0
Suicide
Ben
Dra
1
0
Blood Clots
Ben
Dra
1
0
Stretch Marks
Ben
Dra
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Dra
1
0
Dry Eyes
Ben
Dra
1
0
Candida
Ben
Dra
1
0
Weird Dreams
Ben
Dra
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dra
Ben
6
0
Hallucinations
Dra
Ben
4
0
Addiction
Dra
Ben
2
0
Weakness
Dra
Ben
2
0
Dry Mouth
Dra
Ben
2
1
Hangover
Dra
Ben
1
0
Diarrhea
Dra
Ben
1
0
Weight Gain
Dra
Ben
1
0
Itching
Dra
Ben
1
0
Euphoria
Dra
Ben
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Benadryl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Dramamine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Benadryl and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Dramamine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Ointment, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 25 mg, 50 mg
Cream: 1%, 1%-0.1%
Liquid: 6.25 mg/5 mL, 12.5 mg/5 mL
Solution: 10 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL
Elixir: 12.5 mg/5 mL
Syringe: 50 mg/mL
Tablet: 25 mg
Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg
Liquid: 12.5 mg/5 mL
Solution: 50 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl , Diphenhydramine Hcl/Zinc Acetate
Dimenhydrinate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benadryl and Dramamine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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