Dramamine a is a drug to prevent and treat motion sickness. This drug can also be used to relieve nausea, vomiting, and vertigo associated with inner ear disorders, anesthesia, radiotherapy, or electroshock therapy.
Each Dramamine tablet contains 50 mg of dimenhydrinate . This drug works by suppressing excessive stimulation of the vestibular system which can cause nausea and dizziness. The vestibular system is the part of the ear that functions to maintain body balance.
The dimenhydrinate in Dramamine can also induce sleepiness and sleep. By taking this drug, sufferers can sleep and be distracted from stimuli that cause them to experience nausea or dizziness during the trip.
What is Dramamine
class Prescription drug
Active ingredients Dimenhydrinate
Benefit Prevent and treat motion sickness, as well as relieve nausea, vomiting, and vertigo associated with inner ear disorders ( labyrinthitis ), anesthesia and surgery, radiotherapy , or electric shock therapy.
Used by Children aged 6 years to adults
Dramamine for pregnant and lactating women Category B : Animal studies have not demonstrated a risk of dimenhydrinate to the fetus, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women.
Dramamine is absorbed into breast milk in small amounts. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should first consult the use of this medicinal product with your doctor.
Drug form Tablet
Precautions Before Taking Dramamine
Some things that need to be considered before consuming Dramamine include:
Do not use Dramamine if you are allergic to the dimenhydrinate in this medicinal product. If in doubt, tell your doctor about any allergies you have before using Dramamine.
Talk to your doctor about using Dramamine if you have a respiratory condition, such as asthma, bronchitis or emphysema .
Discuss with your doctor about using Dramamine if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, hypertension, glaucoma , hyperthyroidism, enlarged prostate , or have had seizures.
Tell your doctor if you have a digestive disorder, such as a bowel obstruction , stomach ulcer, or duodenal ulcer .
Discuss with your doctor about using Dramamine in children or the elderly. The use of drugs containing dimenhydrinate can make children hyperactive , while the elderly are at risk of causing difficulty urinating and constipation.
Talk to your doctor about using Dramamine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Consult your doctor about using Dramamine if you are currently using other drugs that are applied to the skin. The goal is to anticipate drug interactions.
Do not immediately drive a vehicle or do other activities that require alertness after taking Dramamine, because this drug can cause dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision.
Do not consume alcoholic beverages while taking medications containing dimenhydrinate, because this can increase the risk of side effects.
Immediately consult a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction or serious side effects after taking Dramamine.
Dosage and Rules for Use Dramamine
The following are common Dramamine dosages for children and adults:
Adult: 50–100 mg 3–4 times daily.
Children ≥ 12 years: 50 mg 2–3 times daily.
Children 8–12 years: 25–50 mg 2–3 times daily.
Children 6–8 years: 12.5–25 mg 2–3 times daily.
To prevent motion sickness, the initial dose is given 30 minutes before leaving for travel.
How to Take Dramamine Properly
Read the information on the drug packaging or follow the doctor 's instructions before using Dramamine. Do not take more than the dose stated on the package without consulting your doctor first.
Dramamine can be taken with or without food. Swallow Dramamine tablets with plain water.
Store Dramamine in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Keep this drug out of reach of children.
Dramamine Interactions with Other Drugs
Considering that Dramamine contains dimenhydrinate, interaction effects that can occur if this product is used with certain drugs are:
Disguise the symptoms of ear damage from ototoxic drugs, such as aminoglycoside antibiotics , so the risk of causing the condition to be treated late
Increase the risk of side effects from tricyclic antidepressant drugs or antiparkinsonian drugs, such as trihexyphenidyl
Increased risk of excessive drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and confusion, when used with opioid or barbiturate pain relievers
Dramamine Side Effects and Dangers
Based on the content of the active ingredients in it, here are some side effects that may arise after consuming Dramamine:
Your nose, throat or mouth feels dry
Dramamine use may also cause dizziness, especially in people taking this drug in high doses.
Stop using Dramamine and see a doctor immediately if you have an allergic reaction, or serious side effects such as the following:
Mood or mental changes, such as restlessness or confusion
Irregular heartbeat or palpitations
Shaking ( tremors )