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Dimenhydrinate is the generic name of the drug which is available and sold under
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Dimenhydrinate 50mg

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What are Dimenhydrinate uses? 

This medicine is an antihistamine which helps in reducing the effects of the natural chemical histamine in your body. Dimenhydrinate tablets are used for treating as well as preventing dizziness, nausea as well as vomiting associated with motion sickness.  

Dimenhydrinate medicine should not be given to children who are younger than two years until and unless your doctor recommends.  

Gravol tablet is very effective in preventing as well as treating motion sickness, vomiting and nausea linked with different conditions like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.   

Dimenhydrinate generic drug is available in the brand name of Dramamine.   

What is the dosage of Dimenhydrinate? 

It is very important for you to follow all the directions that are mentioned on the product package. Take this medicine exactly in the same manner as directed by your doctor. If you are using Dimenhydrinate tablets 50 mg and confused about any kind of information then do ask your doctor or pharmacist.  

Take Dimenhydrinate 50 mg tablet by mouth with or without the food. Make sure that you measure the liquid form of this medicine with the help of a special measuring device or spoon. For measuring you should never make use of household spoon as you might get the wrong dose. Before being swallowed, you need to chew thoroughly the chewable tablets.  

The dosage of Dimenhydrinate tablets is completely based on your age, medical condition as well as response to the treatment. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed by your doctor. If you want to get the most benefit from this medicine then make sure that you take this medicine regularly.  

If you want to get the best results, take Dramamine pills at least 30 to 60 minutes before travelling or before any activity which can trigger your motion sickness. You need to store this medicine at the room temperature right away from direct heat, light as well as moisture.   

In case you need to go for any surgery, then do tell your surgeon well in advance that you have taken this medicine in the past few days. If you see that while eating Dimenhydrinate medicine your condition gets worse or does not improve then call your doctor immediately.  

What happens if you miss a dose? 

Since this medicine is only used when needed so there are fewer chances that you miss a dose. In case you are on a schedule then take the missed dose the moment you remember. But if you see that it’s almost time for the next dose then do not take the missed dose. You should never take an extra dose just to cover the missed dose.    

What do you need to avoid while taking this medicine? 

When you are on Dramamine medication then you should avoid the usage of a topical medicine which is known to contain an antihistamine called diphenhydramine.  

This medicine is also known to blur the vision and might impair your thinking as well as reactions. So be very careful if you drive or do anything that demands alertness. Do not do any machinery work in which you need to see clearly. Always remember that you should not drink alcohol when you are treated with this medicine as it can cause serious side effects.   

Can you take Dimenhydrinate during pregnancy? 

This medicine is known to harm an unborn baby. So if you are pregnant then take this medicine only after your doctor’s advice.  

Can a breastfeeding mother take Dimenhydrinate? 

It is still unknown whether this medicine passes into the breast milk or not or whether it harms a nursing baby. So if you breastfeed your baby do ask your doctor first.  

Precautions to be taken while using this medicine

If you are allergic to this medicine then make sure that you tell your doctor or pharmacist well in advance. Also, inform your doctor about any other allergies if you have. Dimenhydrinate tablets are known to contain inactive ingredients that might cause allergic reactions or other problems. You can talk to your doctor about this beforehand.  

Before you start the intake of this medicine make sure that you tell your doctor about your medical history properly, especially if you have suffered from or suffering from:

  • Breathing problems such as emphysema and asthma
  • High pressure in your eye like glaucoma
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Stomach or intestine problems such as blockage or ulcers
  • Liver disease
  • Difficulty in urinating due to enlarged prostate
  • Overactive thyroid like hyperthyroidism

Dimenhydrinate medication can make you feel drowsy or blur your vision also. If you take marijuana while taking this medicine then it can make you more drowsy. You should not drive, use machinery or do anything that demands alertness or clear vision until and unless you are sure to do it safely. It is always to inform your doctor in advance if you take alcohol or use cannabis.   

Liquid products, as well as chewable tablets, might contain sugar or aspartame. Attention is advised by the doctor if you suffer from diabetes, phenylketonuria or any other kind of condition which demands you to limit these substances in your diet. There are chances that your doctor avoids all these substances. It is always better to ask your doctor about all the products before using them.

It has been seen that children are more sensitive to the side effects of Dimenhydrinate tablets as they help in causing excitement in young children rather than drowsiness.  

Older adults who are using this medicine can be more sensitive to the side effects of Dimenhydrinate like confusion, trouble urinating, drowsiness as well as constipation. Remember that confusion, as well as drowsiness, can increase your risk of falling so be careful.  

This medicine should strictly not be given to children who are less than 2 years old. Before giving an antihistamine to a child it is always recommended to consult your doctor first. If you misuse of antihistamines then it can even cause death in young children.  

What are the side effects of Dimenhydrinate? 

Remember that your doctor has recommended this medicine only because he or she thinks that the benefits of this medicine are more as compared to its side effects. There are many who did not come across any serious side effects while using this medicine.  

If you come across any signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling of your throat, face, tongue or lips, hives as well as difficulty in breathing then contact your doctor immediately.  

You need to immediately stop the intake of Dimenhydrinate tablets and get the emergency medical help if you suffer from: 

  • Fast or regular heartbeats
  • Confusion
  • Little or no urination
  • A seizure as well as mood changes

You might come across some other side effects like confusion, dry mouth as well as constipation in older adults.  

Some of the common side effects of Dimenhydrinate are: 

  • Feeling of restless or excitement mainly in children
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth, throat as well as nose

Therefore, this is not the complete list of side effects. If you come across any other side effects then you can contact your doctor immediately.  

Dimenhydrinate Interactions 

Drug interactions can easily change how your medications work or can also increase your risk for serious side effects. So make sure to carry the list of all products that you are using like prescription & non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine without the permission of your doctor.  

Products that contain Dimenhydrinate are also utilized for sleep aids in over-the-counter medications. 

Inform your doctor well in advance if you also any other products that can cause drowsiness like opioid pain or cough relievers, marijuana, muscle relaxants as well as drugs for anxiety or sleep.

There are total 285 drugs that are known to interact with Dimenhydrinate medication.

6 major drug interactions

274 moderate drug interactions

5 minor drug interactions 

Some of the names of drugs that interact with Dimenhydrinate tablets include Ativan, Codeine, Benadryl, Crestor, meclizine, etc.

This medicine can also cause false results of your certain laboratory tests so it is better to inform your doctor or laboratory personnel well in advance.  

How do Dimenhydrinate works? 

This medicine is known to function by relieving or preventing nausea or vomiting by affecting the vomiting centre in your brain.  

Dimenhydrinate Warnings 

Before you start this medication do tell your doctor about all your medical conditions & allergies to avoid any kind of side effects. 

We only ship medications which are approved by FDA, Also please consult your doctor to make a full decision on what medication to take.

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