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Dimenhydrinate - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Other Known Brands
  • Hydrinate    
  • Pharmaniag    
  • Novomin    
  • Dimenate    
  • Votmine    
  • Apo-Dimenh    

Why do I need this medicine?

Dimenhydrinate is used to prevent or treat nausea, vomiting and vertigo (a sensation that you or the environment around you is moving or spinning) associated with motion sickness.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Dimenhydrinate exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

Dimenhydrinate is available as a conventional or a chewable tablet.

If you were given the conventional tablet, swallow it whole with a glass of water.

If you were given the chewable tablet, chew it first before swallowing.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • fits or seizures
  • lung diseases characterised by difficulties in breathing e.g. chronic bronchitis, emphysema
  • enlarged prostate
  • heart disease
  • liver disease
  • thyroid disorder
  • stomach disease e.g. stomach ulcer, obstruction at the outlet of the stomach
Be sure to check with your doctor or your pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child if he or she is younger than 2 years.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to an elderly person. Elderly people may be more sensitive to side effects.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Dimenhydrinate may cause drowsiness or dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects may include any of the following: blurring of vision, ringing in the ears, headache, difficulty sleeping, lack of energy, nervousness, restlessness, rash, dryness of the mouth or of the throat, palpitation, diarrhoea, constipation, difficulty urinating, incoordination, loss of appetite.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines for cold or allergy e.g. doxylamine, hydroxyzine
  • medicines for lung diseases characterised by difficulties in breathing e.g. ipratropium, umeclidinium
  • medicines for viral infections e.g. amantadine
  • medicines for mood disorders e.g. bromperidol
  • medicines for anxiety or difficulty sleeping e.g. zolpidem, midazolam, lorazepam
  • certain antibiotics e.g. streptomycin, tobramycin, neomycin
  • medicines for moderate to severe pain e.g. codeine, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Dimenhydrinate.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Dimenhydrinate - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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