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Dimenhydrinate, an over-the-counter medication, applicable in the treatment of nausea, vomiting as well as dizziness caused due to motion and also for treatment of Meniere's disease (an inner ear related disorder with symptoms like extreme dizziness, hearing loss, ringing in ears, loss of balance). It is an antihistamine and anticholinergic. It is available as a tablet or chewable tablet for oral ingestion.

For an adult injectable dosage is 50 to 100 mg every 4 hours and if taken orally then 100 mg every 8 to 12 hours (as required) with a maximum of 400 mg within 24 hours.

Before taking Dimenhydrinate one should consult a doctor or pharmacist if they are allergic to it and in case of taking chewable tablets one should go for consulting a doctor if they are allergic to tartrazine or aspirin. Common side effects incude constipation, dry nose/mouth/throat, drowsiness, blurred vision. While the more serious side effects include difficulty during urination, irregular or fast heartbeat, mood changes and need doctor’s consultation. Symptoms of over dosage may include weakness, severe drowsiness, severe mood changes (such as excitement), hallucinations, muscle twitching, tremor, seizures, loss of consciousness and even coma.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Allergist/Immunologist before using this medicine.

allergic disorders

In addition to its intended effect, Dimenhydrinate may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Draminate 50mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Draminate 50mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Draminate 50mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Dimenhydrinate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Dimenhydrinate as ingredient
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Strides shasun Ltd
Johnson & Johnson Ltd
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Tas Med India Pvt Ltd
Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
RPG Life Sciences Ltd
Sparsh Remedies Pvt Ltd
Arinna Lifescience Pvt Ltd
Icon Life Sciences
Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medishri Healthcare
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Sparsh Remedies Pvt Ltd
Dimenhydrinate is an over-the-counter drug that prevents motion sickness. It also has antimuscarinic effect but is mainly a H1-antagonist. It mainly functions by preventing the stimulation of vestibule and labyrinth thereby suppressing vertigo, vomiting, dizziness and nausea during linear or angular acceleration motions.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Mezolam 7.5Mg Injection

Medzol 1Mg Injection

Zathrin Redimix Suspension

Pratham 200Mg/5Ml Rediuse Suspension

What are you using Dimenhydrinate for?
allergic disorders
Motion Sickness
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Four times A Day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
Empty stomach
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am suffering from positional vertigo ago 3 years I am taking tablet cinnarizine, dimenhydrinate. Ct scan is normal and I also consults ent specialist he said that this is ear disturbance. Vertigo coming when I am turns back. What is the causes of this please guide me and help me. Thank you.

ENT Specialist, Varanasi
I am suffering from positional vertigo ago 3 years I am taking tablet cinnarizine, dimenhydrinate.
Ct scan is normal ...
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Sir I had otitis media one year ago which bought symptoms of vertigo dizziness and tinnitus but it was solved by an ear procedure of draining of fluid but after that I had permanent tinnitus in left ear and dizziness and body tended to fall towards one side or balancing problem my PTA test was normal ENT Dr. gave me BETAHISTINEDIHDROCHLORIDE cinnarizine AND dimenhydrinate but still balance disorder and tinnitus in left ear is there one Dr. diagnosed it as meniere disease so sir what to do.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
Sir I had otitis media one year ago which bought symptoms of vertigo dizziness and tinnitus but it was solved by an e...
You would have had SOM (secretory otitis media) Fluid must have got collected behind the ear drum for which that procedure must have been done. They would have inserted a drainage tube (called a grommet) into the ear which gets expelled on its own after some weeks. The tinnitus & vertigo that you have is not on account of the minor surgery that you have undergone. The inner ear is responsible for the two symptoms of tinnitus & vertigo. Are you a hypertensive or diabetic? The PTA is normal which means the hearing is fine. Generally Meniers disease have the three symptoms of tinnitus, vertigo & hearing loss. Taking Betahistine 48 mg one tablet in the night for 3 months should help you get the required relief in your symptoms. You might have to it for a longer time if required.
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Always got vomit when I travelled in car or bus. Tablets and other treatments doesn't work at all.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Always got vomit when I travelled in car or bus. Tablets and other treatments doesn't work at all.
Dimenhydrinate belongs to a group of medications called antiemetics. This medication is used to prevent and treat motion sickness as well as nausea and vomiting.
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Popular Health Tips

Travel Medicines That You Must Keep Handy During Pregnancy!

Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Travel Medicines That You Must Keep Handy During Pregnancy!

Women, who travel during pregnancy, tend to face a lot of complications. However, most women can travel safely with a little advance preparation. In case you are pregnant and will be travelling locally or even overseas, take care and ensure to follow these tips so that you and your child remain protected and sound.

Different systems are utilised to classify medicines with respect to their use in and during pregnancy. As a rule, it is preferable to gather particular information depending upon the implications of a given medication during pregnancy instead of just relying on an over-the-counter medicine.

These are the important medicines that are required for women who travel during their pregnancy:

  1. Analgesics that can be utilised in pregnancy during travel include acetaminophen and a few opiates.
  2. Headache medicines like aspirin may be strong, therefore, try to take something with a little amount of the same salt. Other mitigating operators could bring about the untimely closure of the ductus arteriosus.
  3. Constipation may require a gentle mass laxative. A few direct cures are regularly helpful in removing the side effects of morning sickness after travel, and these may avert motion sickness as well.
  4. Nonprescription cures include ginger, which as a powder can be blended with food or beverages, for example, tea.
  5. It is likewise accessible in the form of candies as well.
  6. Also, pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is powerful in diminishing side effects of morning infection and is accessible in tablet frame, and also capsules and candies.
  7. Antihistamines, for example, meclizine and dimenhydrinate, are regularly utilised as a part of pregnancy for morning sickness and motion sickness and seem to have a decent health record.
  8. Medicines can be utilised to counteract or treat allergies or nausea. However, a large number of them can make you drowsy.
  9. Talk with your specialist about what is best for you in case that you think you require a solution for motion sickness. Regularly utilised solutions are diphenhydramine (Benadryl), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), and scopolamine.
  10. In case that you get diarrhoea, the best thing to do is drink a lot of liquid refreshments while you sit and relax. In any case, your specialist may give you an anti-microbial you can take in case the loose motions are extreme. Try not to take items containing bismuth, for example, Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate.

The main thing you need to do is meet with a specialist who has practical experience in travel pharmaceutical, no less than four to six weeks before you take off. A travel solution expert can audit your agenda, make suggestions relating to your health dangers and give you any antibiotics or medicines you may require. You need to likewise talk with your obstetrician about your travel as well so he or she can ensure it is all right for you to travel while you are expecting.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Dimenhydrinate
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Key highlights of Dimenhydrinate
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Dimenhydrinate
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Dimenhydrinate ?