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User Reviews for Dramamine

Dramamine has an average rating of 8.8 out of 10 from a total of 49 ratings on Drugs.com. 86% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 8% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Motion Sickness  
8.8
29 reviews 113 medications
Nausea/Vomiting  
8.9
20 reviews 159 medications
Summary of Dramamine reviews 8.8 49 reviews

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Reviews for Dramamine

JessW December 1, 2020

For Motion Sickness: “I've had moderate motion sickness for almost my entire life, and it's only gotten worse into adulthood. I have Generalized Anxiety and Panic disorders on top of being extremely emetophobic (fear of nausea/vomiting), so you can imagine how those play into the motion sickness and snowball it from there. When my Panic Disorder was at its worst, I would have to take two dramamine and two .5mg xanax just to get through a 2-hour car ride without vomiting. I'd literally have to sedate myself to go anywhere that wasn't less than 15 minutes from where I lived. Nowadays, any time I go out or feel nauseous, I pop 1-2 dramamine depending on the severity. It does away with the nausea in roughly a half hour and calms me down too. Honestly don't know where I'd be without dramamine (original formula). It allows me to visit my family, and allows me to actually enjoy car rides rather than sit hyperventilating or hanging my head out of the window like a sick dog. Thank you dramamine!”

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12 year migraine sufferer · Taken for less than 1 month December 28, 2012

For Nausea/Vomiting: “I had to stop taking my migraine medicine because of a life threatening side effect. Nothing else touched my migraines. I was desperate because of the nausea and dizziness on top of the unbelievable pain, and took a Dramamine. Not only did it stop the nausea and dizziness, it knocked out my migraine enough that I was able to get out aof bed and function - probably from a 10 on the pain scale to a 5. Huge difference!”

9 / 10
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Jennygrrl27 June 18, 2011

For Nausea/Vomiting: “During a migraine attack, I took a Dramamine to help me sleep (as, yes, it packs a wallop in the drowsy department). It did make me a little drowsy, but what was more interesting is that my migraine went from a "10" to a "4" on the pain scale. Now when I start to get migraine symptoms, I take an Excedrin and a Dramamine. The combination works tremendously for me.”

9 / 10
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Tom M. February 23, 2016

For Motion Sickness: “We use Dramamine prior to fishing trips. However an old sea captain told me to take one pill the night before and then another the morning of the trip. This way it really gets in your system. It works!”

10 / 10
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robbyzombie April 16, 2015

For Nausea/Vomiting: “Need Something over the counter now...This stuff works. Use as directed every 4 hours and promise you your nausea and vomiting will disappear.. I still think Zofran (Prescription ONLY) is the best stuff but this is a close second for over the counter.”

10 / 10
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Lee · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 18, 2020

For Nausea/Vomiting: “I have acid reflux and gastroparesis, so am nauseous most of the time since meds don't work. I found taking just a half of one of the regular generic of dramamine (Equate sold at Wal-Mart) helps tremendously. It evens help with the coughing, since it calms me down without any drowsiness. I also take ginger root nausea med, and just add the equate if needed as a "boost". Can you tell that I've learned, through years, that doctors just try selling drugs that just don't do anything but sell for them?”

10 / 10
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Ms. Teacher August 16, 2014

For Nausea/Vomiting: “For me, it works miracles. When I used to drink I'd get the worst hangovers because of the horrible stomach ache and vomiting. If I take this, I know in one hour exactly (it literally takes exactly 60 minutes for me) I will feel better and not even a little nauseous. I also get nasty random bouts of nausea (I have no idea why). Before knowing about Dramamine, I'd have to force myself to vomit just to feel a little bit of relief but after finding this stuff, I no longer suffer. I do not know what I will do if this medicine is ever discontinued. ”

10 / 10
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aliengirlkaren July 30, 2015

For Motion Sickness: “This is amazing! I've been struggling with motion sickness, and its gotten worse as I got older. I took this on a 3 hour drive to San Diego and 3 hour drive back, and I was feeling better than ever! It seems to help with anxiety as well, I forgot how it felt to just be normal. I'm always nauseous, so its a refreshing feeling to not feel anything on the drive. I don't get sleepy that easily so the drowsiness doesn't kick in til later, but this is amazing I recommend. Its good to have trust with a medication because it'll ease your mind on the trip you're going to take, and thats what I have with dramamine.”

10 / 10
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sassamouth · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 22, 2013

For Nausea/Vomiting: “I take this for dizziness which is caused by a prescription medicine I take and it takes dizziness away and helps with anxiety! Non drowsy formula is a better ingredient than the original and only makes me slightly tired! Great medicine!”

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Big Rojo · Taken for less than 1 month April 6, 2015

For Motion Sickness: “I have been experiencing motion sickness every time I travel by plane and decided to give this a try. Not only did I not experience any nausea, but it knocked me out for my two hour flight! I fell asleep while people were still boarding and woke up when the plane hit the ground again. Amazing!”

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Chocolate · Taken for less than 1 month February 28, 2020

For Nausea/Vomiting: “My family came down with the stomach flu it was bad. I went looking for something that would help but wasn't to expensive, I came across Dramamine and I have to say one after taking one pill it works wonders and it last for 24 hours we've had to take another one but it works I highly recommend it.”

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whalewatcher · Taken for less than 1 month August 7, 2019

For Motion Sickness: “I took a full pill for a precaution for sea sickness before going on whale watch. I don't usually get sea sick but said what the heck since the Dramamine box said non drowsy. It is now 24 hours later and i am still completely out of it. I had to have someone drive my car home and I fell asleep in the car. I came home and slept 3 hours, then went to dinner and went to bed after and slept for about 10 hrs. Still do not feel like me. So bummed! At least sea sickness is short term.”

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Mm · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 17, 2018

For Motion Sickness: “I have been seriously dizzy since Jan 2018. Dramamine restores me, so I can work and live the only problem is I take quite a few tabs a day. But for 3 and a half months I can't handle the dizziness!! Dramamine took away my dizzy spells, nausea and vomiting! I feel human again.”

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Nck · Taken for less than 1 month July 26, 2020

For Nausea/Vomiting: “Went out with my friends on a Saturday night, got home around 3AM. Had to wake up at 6AM for work and I woke up with the spins and felt like throwing up. I continued to feel like this for the remainder of the shift until I saw Dramamine at the gas station on my lunch break. Decided to take 2 and I felt soooo much better. This brought back my appetite and stopped the spinning/nausea.”

10 / 10
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Marilynalexa October 5, 2015

For Motion Sickness: “I am so glad I found this! I've been dealing with motion sickness for years. It was almost impossible for me to ride in the backseat of a car before this medication. I first used Dramamine for a 4 hour road trip in a large van. I was so nervous about getting motion sickness I almost did go. I took 2 pills about 30 minutes before and it completely kept the sickness away! It did make me tired and I ended up taking a little nap but thats better than nausea. I can do everything I couldn't do before in a car from reading to having a normal conversation.”

10 / 10
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Jeff · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 2, 2020

“I have sleep issues and have for years. I've been on the same low dose of clonazepam at bedtime for probably 20 years so it doesn't work so well anymore. We have tried several add on drugs to increase my sleep time but nothing worked well or had horrible side effects. Finally after 2 years of trying things my doctor said "have you tried benadryl or Dramamine"? Seemed like a million other things both natural and pharmaceutical but I never had tried Dramamine. Well it does makes you very tired! For a good 12 hours it makes you tired so you need to cut it in half and take an hour before you go to sleep. I find I can just use it ever other day. Your body won't get used to it that way to either. Could possibly be too fatiguing for some to use on a regular basis. For me an excellent sleep aid suggested by my physician. It seems to calm you to, as well as lowering your BP a little bit ... neither bad things! Very pleased.”

9 / 10
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Christine P. March 7, 2011

For Motion Sickness: “I have such a hard time with motion sickness, so I am always sure to bring Dramamine along with me for flights, cruises, etc. I do not recommend the non-drowsy formula, however because it does not work for me. I will take drowsiness over nausea any day!”

10 / 10
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NMama25 December 24, 2014

For Motion Sickness: “I use this for both motion sickness and severe migraines, I'm 25 years old and this actually takes away the hurt from noise, light, touch and yes dizziness and vomiting. I can actually move and participate with my family this Christmas. Rarely do I mix it, if anything I just take max dosage recommended.”

9 / 10
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kayling05 March 17, 2010

For Motion Sickness: “I have been taking dramamine for years (since I was a child) to prevent my terrible motion sickness. It works incredibly well at keeping me from getting nauseated. My only problem with it is that it makes me so drowsy! If it is a shortish flight or bus ride, I still get nauseous but don't always want to take a dramamine because I'll be so drowsy once arriving at my destination. A 4+ hour flight/bus/boat though, and dramamine is for sure the way to go, particularly if it is overnight travel and you will be wanting to sleep anyway.”

8 / 10
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Wally · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 26, 2020

For Nausea/Vomiting: “I have indigestion issues really bad ,I rarely drink alcohol ,but when I do drink it’s usually one drink or two because my stomach hates it. Not thinking and being stupid one day drank too much and got sick nauseous . Could not hold down even water. I took 2 Dramamine because the vomiting would not stop and finally I felt more calm and my stomach eased up. Lesson learned oh and it helps with my anxiety and insomnia .”

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neeleymountain November 26, 2009

For Nausea/Vomiting: “My doctor advised taking Dramamine after he gave me medicine to treat my problems - not motion sickness - and I experienced nausea and some vomiting from the medicine. I had tried various things that just seemed to make it worse but this helps. Now I can take the medicine I need and still be comfortable.”

8 / 10
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sfckusarmy · Taken for less than 1 month March 8, 2019

For Nausea/Vomiting: “Although it does not take all of the nausea away, it takes it away enough to avoid vomiting when the stomach bug is running its course. Although not indicated for gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), I have used it on many occasions as I own a business; and any day not at work is lost income. I also give it to my children when they are feeling ill enough to vomit. Note- Bonine (meclizine) and "Less-Drowsy Dramamine (meclizine) which our also motion sickness medicine, works even pretty well, but not as well in my opinion for nausea caused by actual sickness.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous August 22, 2010

For Motion Sickness: “I've taken this for motion sickness and it absolutely does help with preventing the nausea. When on Dramamine, I will occasionally get a hint of it - or maybe it's just the recognition that certain conditions should be making me sick. Either way, nothing close to what I would experience when I not medicating. The only critique I have to offer is the drowsiness. Desperately wishing to lay down and close my eyes, which can happen on Dramamine, is inconvenient if it's not the type of trip I want to sleep through.”

9 / 10
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Jackanory April 24, 2009

For Motion Sickness: “This is the only one that works for me and it really does work half an hour after taking it. This is important for me as our trips out in our boat are very spur of the moment. Sadly I can no longer get this is the UK.”

10 / 10
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Manicgrey · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 11, 2018

For Motion Sickness: “I have always been a roller coaster junkie, but as I've grown up, my equilibrium isn't the same. I'm almost 51, but can take one of these and go on all the rides with my kids that I used to, and I feel great. It also doesn't make me as tired as the other stuff. I can't wait to try it on a plane. Great product!”

10 / 10
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