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Generic Name: dimenhydrinate (dye men HYE dri nate)
Brand Name: Dramamine, Driminate, Triptone
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Drug Information:
Driminate is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Driminate is used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness. Driminate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. You should not use Driminate if you are allergic to it. Learn more

Driminate Side Effects

Driminate Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about dimenhydrinate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Driminate.

For the Consumer

Applies to dimenhydrinate: oral solution, oral tablets, parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, tinnitus, dryness of the mouth and respiratory passages, incoordination, palpitation, dizziness, hypotension.

Paradoxical CNS stimulation in pediatric patients and occasionally in adults.

With IM injection: Pain at the injection site.

Because dimenhydrinate (the active ingredient contained in Driminate) contains diphenhydramine, the possibility of other diphenhydramine-related adverse effects should also be considered.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dimenhydrinate: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral liquid, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable


The most frequently reported adverse reaction is drowsiness.


Frequency not reported: Tachycardia


Frequency not reported: Skin rash


Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, epigastric distress, nausea


Frequency not reported: Difficult or painful urination


Frequency not reported: Anorexia

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, excitation


Frequency not reported: Blurred vision


Frequency not reported: Lassitude


Frequency not reported: Nervousness, restlessness, insomnia


Frequency not reported: Dry nose, dry throat, thickening of bronchial secretions

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Driminate