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.
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
This medication falls under the category of an over-the-counter drug that prevents motion sickness. It also has an antimuscarinic effect but is mainly an 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
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