Dimenhydrinate

Dimenhydrinate is a medicine used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting in pregnancy or while traveling, for example. It can also be used to treat or prevent dizziness and dizziness in the event of labyrinthitis.Dimenhydrinate is marketed under the name Dramin in the form of 25 mg or 50 mg tablet, oral solution or gelatin capsules, and tablets and oral solution are indicated for adults and children over 2 years, 25 mg gelatin capsules. for children between 6 and 12 years and 50 mg capsules for children and adults over 6 years. This medicine should only be used on medical advice.

Price

The price of Dimenhydrinate may vary from 0.50 to 41 reais, depending on the presentation of the medicine and the dosage.

Indications

Dimenhydrinate is indicated for the prevention or treatment of nausea and vomiting in general, such as pregnancy, movement sickness such as travel caused by radiation therapy or after surgery.In addition, Dimenhydrinate may also be used to prevent or treat dizziness and dizziness in the event of labyrinthitis.

Mode of use

The mode of use of Dimenhydrinate varies according to the way the medicine is presented:

Pills

  • Adults and adolescents over 12 years: 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours, before or during meals, up to a maximum dose of 400 mg or 4 tablets per day.

Oral solution

  • Children between 2 and 6 years: 5 to 10 ml of solution every 6 to 8 hours, not exceeding 30 ml per day;
  • Children between 6 and 12 years: 10 to 20 ml of solution every 6 to 8 hours, not exceeding 60 ml per day;
  • Adults and adolescents over 12 years: 20 to 40 ml of solution every 4 to 6 hours, not exceeding 160 ml per day.

Soft Gel Capsules

  • Children between 6 and 12 years: 1 to 2 25 mg capsules or 1 50 mg capsule every 6 to 8 hours, not exceeding 150 mg per day;
  • Adults and adolescents over 12 years: 1 to 2 50 mg capsules every 4 to 6 hours, not exceeding 400 mg or 8 capsules per day.

In case of travel, Dimenhydrinate should be administered at least half an hour in advance and the dose should be adjusted by the doctor in case of liver failure.

Side effects

The main side effects of Dimenhydrinate include sedation, drowsiness, headaches, dry mouth sensation, blurred vision, urinary retention, dizziness, insomnia and irritability.

Contraindications

Dimenhydrinate is contraindicated in patients with an allergy to the components of the formula and in patients with porphyria. In addition, Dramin tablet is contraindicated for children under 12 years, Dramin oral solution is contraindicated for children under 2 years and Dramin gelatin capsules for children under 6 years.In addition, the use of Dimenhydrinate with tranquilizers, sedatives and alcohol intake is contraindicated.

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