How to Take Dramamine to Fall Asleep

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How to Take Dramamine to Fall Asleep
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Dramamine is an over-the-counter medicine that's typically prescribed to treat nausea, vertigo, dizziness and vomiting associated with motion sickness. Other uses indicate Dramamine is helpful as a sleeping aid. Dramamine and other antihistimines are useful, over-the-counter alternatives to more addictive benzodiazapines and sleep aids, such as valium.

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Things you need

  • Dramamine tablets (50mg)
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Purchase Dramamine tablets over-the-counter at your local chemist. Dramamine is usually found in the drug aisle next to the antihistamines and other sleep aids. The tablet form usually works fine. Talk to your pharmacist about the correct dose.

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    Take one to two 50mg tablets at least 30 minutes prior to bedtime. The maximum dose of two tablets works best for sleep. You can take Dramamine with or without food, but make sure you take a dose with a full glass of water. Swallow tablets whole; don't crush or chew.

  3. 3

    Plan on taking Dramamine four to six hours prior to waking for the next day's activities. Don't drive or participate in any activities after taking Dramamine.

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