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Old 04-27-2004, 10:31 PM   #18
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Re: Dizzy

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John Riggs wrote:
Dramamine is an over the counter car sickness tablet. It shouldn't be a problem on the mat other than some people might get a little drowsy.
If I remember right, some imitation versions of dramamine contain caffeine, possibly to speed up the drug's effect -- but that's why I keep remembering that dramamine makes me jittery and nauseous. If you're up for an experiment, perhaps having a coffee before practice will be helpful for you, without giving you as strong a dosage as the pill would.

Huh. Just did a little research... the main ingredient in Benadryl is one of the same four main ingredients likely to be found in most other over-the-counter medicines for motion sickness -- they're all antihistamines, including Dramamine. Who knew?

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/reprints/tummy.html

Info on the four main ingredients used.
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