Dimenhydrinate vs Meclizine

Dimenhydrinate
(OTC)
Meclizine
(Rx)
Dimenhydrinate is a nausea & vomiting medication.
Meclizine is a nausea & vomiting medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Nausea
3.5
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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May 31, 1972
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,625 Discussions
9,775 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nausea
#3 for Vomiting
#4 for Dizziness
#5 for Vertigo
#7 for Sea sickness
Dimenhydrinate is approved for Nausea, Motion Sickness, Vomiting and Dizziness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Dizziness
#2 for Vertigo
#3 for Nausea
#5 for Vomiting
#6 for Sea sickness
Meclizine is prescribed for Dizziness, Vertigo, Nausea, Motion Sickness and Vomiting and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dim
Hallucinations
10
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Delirium
4
Allergy
4
Addiction
3
Itching
3
Euphoria
3
Depression
2
Diarrhea
2
Paranoia
2
Mec
Hearing Loss
2
Weakness
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Constipation
1
Weight Gain
1
Shaking
1
Itching
1
Weight Loss
1
Seizures
1
Brain Tumor
1
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Dimenhydrinate
Dim
Meclizine
Mec
Hallucinations
Dim
Mec
10
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dim
Mec
4
2
Delirium
Dim
Mec
4
0
Allergy
Dim
Mec
4
0
Addiction
Dim
Mec
3
0
Itching
Dim
Mec
3
1
Euphoria
Dim
Mec
3
0
Depression
Dim
Mec
2
0
Diarrhea
Dim
Mec
2
0
Paranoia
Dim
Mec
2
0
Hearing Loss
Mec
Dim
2
0
Weakness
Mec
Dim
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mec
Dim
2
4
Constipation
Mec
Dim
1
0
Weight Gain
Mec
Dim
1
0
Shaking
Mec
Dim
1
0
Itching
Mec
Dim
1
3
Weight Loss
Mec
Dim
1
0
Seizures
Mec
Dim
1
0
Brain Tumor
Mec
Dim
1
0
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 Dimenhydrinate during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Dimenhydrinate and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Meclizine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg
Capsule: 50 mg
Liquid: 12.5 mg/5 mL
Solution: 50 mg/mL
Syringe: 50 mg/mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Dimenhydrinate
Meclizine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Dimenhydrinate and Meclizine: 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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