What is Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) used for?
Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) is used to help prevent the occurrence of motions sickness symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting. This drug is also used in the prevention of balance problems, such as vertigo and inner ear problems. It is believed that this drug works by inhibiting the action of a natural substance in the body, known as acetylcholine, and preventing it from affecting the inner ear, thereby helping the body to maintain a sense of balance.
How should I use Gravol (Dimenhydrinate)?
Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) tablets should be taken orally, at least 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to travelling. Children over 12 years of age and adults may take this drug every 4 to 6 hours to help prevent or treat motion sickness, however children 12 years old and younger may be given this drug every 6 to 8 hours. You should follow the instructions on the label, and consult your physician for further advice. This drug should not be given to children 2 years old and younger unless a physician has told you to do so.
What are the side effects of Gravol (Dimenhydrinate)?
When using Gravol (Dimenhydrinate) to treat or prevent motion sickness or other conditions, you may experience some side effects, such as:
When taking this medication, there is also a risk of other more serious side effects occurring, which require immediate medical assistance, such as a rapid pounding heartbeat, ringing noise in the ears, urination problems or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Gravol (Dimenhydrinate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.