What is Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) used for?
Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) is an oral antihistamine used to treat symptoms of vertigo such as dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. It operates by adjusting the balance of chemicals in the vomiting centre of the brain to preventing the vomiting reflex. This action may also make the medication useful for treating inner ear disorders such as Meniere`s disease. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Gravol (Dimenhydrinate)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. the normal dosage is one tablet administered once or twice each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Gravol (Dimenhydrinate)?
Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further health problems from occurring. These may include lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, who have acute alcoholism, closed angle glaucoma, epilepsy, raised intracranial pressure, urinary retention, severely reduced liver function, or severely decreased kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you have porphyrias, hypertension, hypotension, cardiovascular disease, open angle glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, an enlarged prostate, intestinal blockage, Parkinson`s disease, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.