Dimenhydrinate: Uses & Side effects

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.

Important Information

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.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using dimenhydrinate and call your doctor
at once if you have:

  • little or no
    urination;
  • confusion, mood
    changes;
  • tremors,
    restlessness;
  • a seizure
    (convulsions); or
  • fast or irregular
    heartbeats.

Side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and confusion may be more likely in older adults.

Common side effects may include:

  • drowsiness;
  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;
  • constipation;
  • blurred vision; or
  • feeling restless or excited (especially in children).

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Keywords: Dimenhydrinate

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