Dramamine vs Meclizine

Dramamine
(OTC)
Meclizine
(Rx)
Dramamine is a nausea & vomiting medication.
Meclizine is a nausea & vomiting medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Nausea
3.6
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Nausea
3.5
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
27,735 Discussions
9,925 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
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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Dra
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Hallucinations
3
Addiction
2
Weakness
1
Dry Mouth
1
Hangover
1
Diarrhea
1
Weight Gain
1
Itching
1
Euphoria
1
Mec
Hearing Loss
3
Weakness
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Constipation
1
Weight Gain
1
Shaking
1
Itching
1
Weight Loss
1
Seizures
1
Brain Tumor
1
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Hallucinations
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3
0
Addiction
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Mec
2
0
Weakness
Dra
Mec
1
3
Dry Mouth
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Mec
1
0
Hangover
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Mec
1
0
Diarrhea
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Mec
1
0
Weight Gain
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Mec
1
1
Itching
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Mec
1
1
Euphoria
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Mec
1
0
Hearing Loss
Mec
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3
0
Weakness
Mec
Dra
3
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mec
Dra
2
4
Constipation
Mec
Dra
1
0
Weight Gain
Mec
Dra
1
1
Shaking
Mec
Dra
1
0
Itching
Mec
Dra
1
1
Weight Loss
Mec
Dra
1
0
Seizures
Mec
Dra
1
0
Brain Tumor
Mec
Dra
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 Dramamine 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 Dramamine 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
Liquid: 12.5 mg/5 mL
Solution: 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 Dramamine 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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