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Dimenhydrinate

Generic Name: dimenhydrinate (dye men HYE dri nate)
Brand Name: Dramamine, Driminate, Triptone, ...show all 9 brand names
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Drug Information:
Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Dimenhydrinate is used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness. Dimenhydrinate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. You should not use dimenhydrinate if you are allergic to it. Learn more

Dimenhydrinate Side Effects

Dimenhydrinate Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to dimenhydrinate: oral solution, oral tablets, parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, tinnitus, dryness of the mouth and respiratory passages, incoordination, palpitation, dizziness, hypotension.

Paradoxical CNS stimulation in pediatric patients and occasionally in adults.

With IM injection: Pain at the injection site.

Because dimenhydrinate contains diphenhydramine, the possibility of other diphenhydramine-related adverse effects should also be considered.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dimenhydrinate: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral liquid, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

General

The most frequently reported adverse reaction is drowsiness.

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Tachycardia

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Skin rash

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, epigastric distress, nausea

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Difficult or painful urination

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Anorexia

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, excitation

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Blurred vision

Other

Frequency not reported: Lassitude

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Nervousness, restlessness, insomnia

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Dry nose, dry throat, thickening of bronchial secretions

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Dimenhydrinate