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Dramin B6: what é, what it is for and how to use it

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Dramin B6: what é, what it is for and how to use it
Dramin B6: what é, what it is for and how to use it

Dramin B6 is an antihistamine associated with vitamin B6, indicated to prevent and treat the symptoms of nausea, dizziness and vomiting, as it acts directly on the vomiting center in the brain, in addition to regulating brain neurotransmitters such as GABA, serotonin and dopamine, which are substances responsible for transmitting nerve impulses related to nausea and vomiting.

This medicine can be found in pharmacies or drugstores, in the form of drops or tablets, and must be used with medical indication, in the doses and for the duration of treatment established by the doctor.

Dramin B6 can also be found in injection form, under the trade name Dramamin B6 DL, used only in hospitals, and applied directly into a vein by the nurse under medical supervision.

What is it for

Dramin B6 is indicated to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting in the following situations:

  • Pregnancy;
  • Sickness of movement, such as travel sickness, also helping to relieve dizziness;
  • After radiotherapy treatments;
  • Pre and post-op.

In addition, it can also be used to prevent and control vertigo disorders and labyrinthitis.

How to use

Dramin B6 should be administered immediately before or during meals, and swallowed with water. If the person intends to travel, he/she must take the medication at least half an hour before the trip.

1. Dramamin B6 tablets

The tablets contain 50 mg of dimenhydrinate and 10 mg of vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine hydrochloride.

The normally recommended doses of Dramamin B6 for adults or children over 12 years old are 1 to 2 tablets, every 4 hours, according to medical advice. per day, which corresponds to a maximum of 8 tablets per day.

In people with hepatic impairment, the dose should be reduced.

2. Dramamin B6 drops

Dramin B6 drops contain 25 mg of dimenhydrinate and 5 mg of vitamin B6 for each mL of solution, and can be used by adults or children over 2 years of age.

Typically recommended doses of Dramamin B6 drops vary with age and include:



Maximum daily dose (24 hours)

Children from 2 to 6 years old

1 drop per kg of body weight, every 6 to 8 hours 60 drops

Children from 6 to 12 years old

1 drop per kg of body weight, every 6 to 8 hours 120 drops

Children over 12 and adults

1 drop per kg per kg of body weight, every 4 to 6 hours 320 drops

It is important that Dramamin B6 drops be used only when indicated by the pediatrician, calculating the dose according to age and guiding the treatment time.

Possible side effects

The most common side effects that may occur during Dramamin B6 treatment are drowsiness, sedation, and headache, so you should avoid driving a vehicle or operating machinery while a person has these symptoms.

Dramin make you sleepy?

Yes. One of the most common side effects is drowsiness, so it is very likely that a person will feel sleepy for a few hours after taking Dramamin B6.

Who should not use

Dramin B6 should not be used by people allergic to the components of the formula and in people with porphyria.

Furthermore, the tablets should not be used in children under 12 years of age and the oral solution in drops should not be used in children under 2 years of age.

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