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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Partly, but not entirely correct. There are in fact two Dramamines. Dramamine, the original formula, is composed of a chemical known as Dimenhydrinate, which is closely related to benadryl, not meclizine. The original product is still marketed, and has a decidedly sedative (sleep inducing) effect, with questionable effect on motion sickness. In order to be competitive with the superior qualities of Bonine, which has always been meclizine, Dramamine has developed a product called Dramamine II which is meclazine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimenhydrinate
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