Dimenhydrinate

Information about Dimenhydrinate

Dimenhydrinate Uses

Dimenhydrinate is used in the treatment of allergic conditions and motion sickness.

How Dimenhydrinate works

Dimenhydrinate is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

Common side effects of Dimenhydrinate

Sleepiness
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Available Medicine for Dimenhydrinate

GravolWallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
291 variant(s)
DraminateRPG Life Sciences Ltd
8 to ₹282 variant(s)
DimentralMeridian Enterprises Pvt Ltd
221 variant(s)
TransmineCian Health Care Pvt Ltd
221 variant(s)

Expert advice for Dimenhydrinate

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Dimenhydrinate, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Frequently asked questions for Dimenhydrinate

Dimenhydrinate

Q. Is dimenhydrinate an antihistamine?

Yes, dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine

Q. Is dimenhydrinate the same as meclizine/diphenhydramine/Dramamine/Gravol?

Dimenhydrinate (Trade name: Dramamine/Gravol) is different from meclizine/diphenhydramine but having similar action to these drugs

Q. Is Dimenhydrinate safe?

Dimenhydrinate is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Dimenhydrinate addictive?

Dimenhydrinate is not addictive if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can you take Dimenhydrinate with Cymbalta?

No, Cymbalta contains the drug duloxetine. It may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Does Dimenhydrinate cause drowsiness /make you drowsy/sleepy/tired?

Dimenhydrinate may cause these side effects. However consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q. Does Dimenhydrinate potentiate opiates?

Yes, Dimenhydrinate potentiates opiates and increases the sedative effects

Q. Does Dimenhydrinate contain aspirin?

No, Dimenhydrinate does not contain aspirin.

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