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Gemvert 20Mg/40Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Cinnarizine, Dimenhydrinate
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 18, 2019

This is a combination medication which has Cinnarizine and Dimenhydrinate as active ingredients. It a type of anti-histamine drug. This medication is used to treat balance disorders such as in Ménière's disease, including vertigo, ringing in the ears, nausea, and vomiting. Benefits of being on this drug also include relief from, or prevention of, the symptoms of travel sickness.

This medication should be used with caution in the elderly, women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding, patients with liver or kidney problems, Parkinson's disease or a blood disorder called acute porphyria. It should not be used in people who are allergic to this drug or any other ingredient in it.

This medication can be used in below-mentioned conditions

  • Motion Sickness

  • Vertigo And Vestibular Disorders

  • Heart And Blood Vessel Disorder

A portion of the side effects caused by this medication

  • Indigestion

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Stomach Discomfort And Pain

  • Excessive Sweating

  • Unusual Tiredness And Weakness

  • Headache

  • Dry Mouth

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for 6-8 hours in most cases.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication can be observed within an hour of oral administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for use by a breastfeeding woman unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine. It is advised to discontinue breastfeeding while the medicine is being taken.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gemvert 20Mg/40Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medication is suspected.

This medication works by preventing the relay of repetitive messages from the nerves in the inner ears to the vomiting center in the brain. 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 Disease

    Parkinson's Disease

    This medication should be used with caution in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. It should be used only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved with use.

    Porphyria

    This medication is not recommended for use if you have a genetic disorder of the blood and skin (Porphyria). The risk of adverse effects are significantly high and hence your doctor may suggest a suitable alternative.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Ethanol

    Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while using this medication. It is advised to refrain from driving a vehicle or operating a heavy machinery while taking this medicine.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Skin sensitivity test

    Report the use of this medicine to the doctor before a skin sensitivity test. This medication may interfere with the procedure and may give false-negative results. Use of this medicine should stop at least 4 days before the test is conducted.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Amitriptyline

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring of symptoms while using these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    Tramadol

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.

    Chlorpromazine

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.

    Diazepam

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
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