Dramamine is used for treatment of Preventing and treating nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use Dramamine as directed by your doctor. Take Furosemide with or without a meal. The first dose should be taken at least 30 minutes before activity or travel.
Before taking Dramamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Dramamine, if you have a blockage of the stomach, intestine, or urinary tract, difficulty urinating, diabetes, ulcers, enlargement of the prostate, glaucoma, heart disease, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, porphyria, or thyroid disease, if you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung disease, shortness of breath, or sleep apnea, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Dramamine during pregnancy. Dramamine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast–feed while taking Dramamine. Some medicines may interact with Dramamine. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Dramamine if you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB) or if you are currently taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor (eg, phenelzine) in the past 14 days. Do not become overheated in hot weather or during exercise or other activities since heatstroke may occur. Dramamine may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths. Use a sunscreen or protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period. Do not use Dramamine with any medicine that contains diphenhydramine. Before you begin taking any new prescription or nonprescription medicine, including one used on the skin, read the ingredients to see if it also contains diphenhydramine or another similar medicine (eg, antihistamine). If it does, or if you are uncertain if it does, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Dramamine and might require a lower dosage. Dramamine is not recommended to be used in children younger than 2 years of age without first talking with the child’s doctor. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are– Dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, throat, and nose, thickening of mucus in nose or throat. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately– allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), chest pain, convulsions, decreased alertness, difficulty urinating, excessive excitability, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, or sore throat, hallucinations, mental or mood changes, pounding in the chest, seizures, tremor, unusual bruising or bleeding, wheezing, yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Store Dramamine at 68 – 77 °F (20 –25 °C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Dramamine out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected seek medical attention immediately. Some of the symptoms of Dramamine overdose are– coma, excitement, hallucinations, loss of consciousness, muscle twitching, seizures, severe drowsiness, tremor, weakness.
Dramamine may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may worsen if Dramamine is taken with alcohol or certain other medications. Use Dramamine with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Dramamine should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
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