Is Dramamine Safe To Take With Birth Control?

Is Dramamine Safe To Take With Birth Control?

May 23, 2019

Melissa asked

I started taking “Smooth Move” tea for constipation on Tuesday late at night. At four in the morning, I started puking. Yesterday, I did not drink the tea, but I did start puking once again late at night. My stomach feels really uncomfortable right now and was wondering if drinking baking soda and water or taking Dramamine for my nausea will interact with my birth control?

At a glance

  • There is no known drug interaction between birth control pills and Dramamine products.


Dramamine Package With Text - Interact With Birth Control

Yes, Dramamine is considered safe to take with birth control pills, regardless of which specific birth control pill product you are taking (there are many!).[1]

It is important to note that there are several different types of Dramamine available, including:[2]

None of the active ingredients used in Dramamine products (dimenhydrinate, meclizine, and ginger) are known to interact with birth control pills.

Since you are having some issues with nausea and vomiting, it is worth discussing what is recommended to do with your birth control pills.

Birth Control Pills And Vomiting

Being nauseated to the point of vomiting while taking birth control pills could reduce their effectiveness since they may not be as well absorbed.

This naturally brings up the question of if you need to re-dose your birth control pill if you vomit soon after taking them.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) states this regarding the situation:[3]

  1. ^ Elsevier ClinicalKey: Drug Interaction Report. ClinicalKey
  2. ^ Dramamine Manufacturer Website.
  3. ^ US Selected Practice Recommendations (US SPR) for Contraceptive Use, 2016. CDC
  4. ^ Progestin-only oral contraception: a comprehensive review. PubMed

Ready for a more personal experience with your meds?