One of the widely used drugs when vomiting or nausea is present is Dramamine. This drug works when the digestive tract is affected.

Description General Information

Dramamine is an antihistamine used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and vertigo caused by motion sickness. Dramamine is more effective when taken to prevent motion sickness than to treat it later. The medicine works by blocking a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) and to prevent its effects on the inner ear. The inner ear helps maintain a sense of balance and position.

Directions for taking Dramamine

Take Dramamine exactly as your doctor has prescribed it . Take this medicine by mouth, on a full or empty stomach, 30 minutes to 1 hour before starting a business such as travel, travel. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Dramamine is usually taken every 4 to 6 hours if necessary. Do not take more than 400 mg of Dremamine in one day.

Precautions of taking Dramamine

Before starting treatment with Dramamine you should talk to your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, bladder problems, difficulty urinating, asthma, emphysema, irregular heart beat, stomach or blood pressure problems. high. This medicine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Do not drive or do activities that require attention if you are taking Dramamine.

Contraindications of Dramamine

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because taking dramamine can be dangerous. Children under 2 years old should not take the medicine.

Also those who suffer from liver or kidney problems should consult a doctor to take this medicine.

The Dramamine formula contains dimenhydrinate, it is contraindicated in patients suffering from allergies to this component and also in children under two years of age.

Possible side effects of Dramamine

Seek emergency medical attention if you have drowsiness, dizziness, headache, constipation, upset stomach, vision changes, irritability, decreased coordination, or dry mouth, rash, itching, swelling, irregular heartbeat, ringing in the ears, difficulty urinating, seizures, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, insomnia. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.

What is Dramamine for

The Dramamine works to treat motion sickness, vomiting, nausea and antivertiginoso . It is a medicine for the relief and prevention of nausea and dizziness that are related to movement.

Dosis del Dramamine

The Dramamine sold as suppositories, tablets or syrup and seadministra follows:

• Dramamine suppositories are administered rectally. The dose should not exceed 3 suppositories.

For children 2 to 6 years one suppository every 8 hours.

For children over 6 years to 12 years you can give 1 or 2 suppositories 3 times a day.

• Dramamine tablets are given half an hour before traveling to avoid dizziness. For children over 12 years of age and for adults it is recommended 1 to 2 tablets per day every four to six hours. In children under 12 years of age, half a tablet of Dramamine is given every 6 hours.

• Dramamin e syrup is given half an hour before an activity to prevent motion sickness. Children from two to six years are given between 5 to 10 ml. every six hours. Children older than six years to twelve years should consume between 10 to 20 ml. every 8 hours.

Dramamine drug interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, especially: antidepressants, pain relievers, antihistamines (diphenhydramine cream, ointment), sedatives, MAO inhibitors (furazolidone, phenelzine, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine), anti-anxiety medicines, relaxants muscle, antispasmodics (atropine, belladonna alkaloids), antibiotics (gentamicin), anticonvulsant drugs (carbamazepine), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), pain relievers (codeine). It should also be noted that the interaction between two drugs does not necessarily lead to a suspension of the use of one of the two drugs. Inform your doctor of all medications in use , including prescription drugs, herbal products, and over-the-counter products.

Missed dose: Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the dose if it is time for the next dose. Do not take extra doses to make up for a forgotten dose.
Overdose: If you think you have taken too much of the medicine, seek emergency medical help immediately. Symptoms of an overdose are: seizures, convulsions, drowsiness, shortness of breath, fever, hallucinations, dilated pupils, tremors.

How to store Dramamine:

The Dramamine is an antihistamine, antiemetic and anticolinérgic antivertiginoso drug or active Tato is orally or parenterally. Like any medicine, there are certain storage indications. Store the tablet medicine at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from heat, light, and moisture.

Dramamine suppositories should be kept below 25 ° C while Dramamine jarababe, which contains 54% sugar and should be stored at a room temperature that does not exceed 30 degrees.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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