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Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Dimenhydrinate
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Over-The-Counter
SCHEDULE
Un-Scheduled
Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) is unscheduled in the United States. It is sold over-the-counter as an approved drug and is legal to buy, possess, and ingest without a license or prescription. Sales for human consumption are regulated by the FDA and each formulation or product requires specific FDA approval.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Australia #
We have been told that dimenhydrinate is availablefrom chemists in Perth, Western Australia. It is sold in packages containing ten 50 mg pills with no evident restriction. (unconfirmed) (thanks BM)
Canada #
Gravol or Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) is legal to purchase in Canada without a prescription. It is available in any drug store and most supermarkets. It is available in different strengths, types of tablets, and flavors. (unconfirmed) (thanks N)
Mexico #
We have been told that dimenhydrinate is legal and available over-the-counter in Mexico with no age restriction. (unconfirmed) (thanks MA)


New Zealand #
Diphenhydramine and dimenhydrinate are controlled under the "Sedating Antihistamines" category and are restricted to pharmacy sales and prescriptions. See www.medsafe.govt.nz/downloads/mcc33SedatingAntihistamines.doc. (thanks R) (last updated Feb 16 2011)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid legal information is a summary of data gathered from site visitors, government documents, websites, and other resources. We are not lawyers and can not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided here. We do our best to keep this information correct and up-to-date, but laws are complex and constantly changing. Laws may also vary from one jurisdiction to another (county, state, country, etc)...this list is not comprehensive.