Gravol - Uses, Side Effects, Interactions - MedBroadcast.com (2022)

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Dimenhydrinate belongs to a group of medications calledantiemetics.This medication is used toprevent and treat motion sickness as well as nausea and vomitingassociated with various conditions such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. It is also used to treat nausea and spinning sensations (vertigo) due to Ménière's disease and other conditions that cause these symptoms.

Dimenhydrinate works to relieve or prevent nausea and vomiting by affecting the vomiting centre in the brain. Most people can expect some relief of nausea and vomiting within one hour of taking any form of dimenhydrinate. It works to relieve vertigo by affecting the brain and the inner ear.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms.Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles.If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are using this medication, speak to your doctor.Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do.It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

What form(s) does this medication come in?

IM Injection
EachmL contains dimenhydrinate 50mg. This dosage form is for IM use only, unless diluted at least 1:10 with a compatible physiological solution; i.e., sterile saline or 5% dextrose in water.Nonmedicinal ingredients:methylparaben (multidose vials only), propylene glycol, and propylparaben (multidose vials only). This medication does not contain tartrazine.

100 mg Adult Suppositories
Each white, opaque suppository contains dimenhydrinate 100mg adult.Nonmedicinal ingredients:polyethylene glycol, silicon dioxide, and titanium dioxide. This medication does not contain gluten or tartrazine.

Easy-to-Swallow Filmkote tablets
Each round, biconvex, peach coral tablet, intagliated "GRAVOL" on one side and quadrisected on the other, contains dimenhydrinate 50mg.Nonmedicinal ingredients:alumina, cellulose, FD&C Yellow No.6, lactose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, silicon dioxide, starch (corn), talc, and titanium dioxide. This medication does not contain gluten or tartrazine.

Liquid
Each 5mL of yellow, transparent, viscous liquid with a bittersweet mixed fruit flavour, contains dimenhydrinate 15mg.Nonmedicinal ingredients:citric acid, D&C Yellow No.10, FD&C Yellow No.6, flavour, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sorbitol, and sucrose.

Children's Suppositories
Each white, opaque suppository contains dimenhydrinate 25mg.Nonmedicinal ingredients:polyethylene glycol, silicon dioxide, and titanium dioxide. This medication does not contain gluten or tartrazine.

Children's Chewable Tablet
Each round, flat, light purple, cherry-flavoured tablet with bevelled edge intagliated GRAVOL 15on one side, plain on the other side, contains dimenhydrinate 15mg.Nonmedicinal ingredients:alumina, aspartame, cellulose, citric acid, FD&C Red No.40, flavours, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, monoglycerides, polyethylene glycol, sorbitol, and starch (corn). Gluten- and tartrazine-free.

Chewable Tablets for Adults
Each round, flat, light pink, orange-flavoured, bevelled-edged tablet, intagliated with "GRAVOL 50" on one side and bisected on the other side, contains dimenhydrinate 50mg.Nonmedicinal ingredients:alumina, aspartame, cellulose, citric acid, FD&C Yellow No.6, flavours, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, monoglycerides, polyethylene glycol, sorbitol, and starch (corn). This medication does not contain gluten or tartrazine.

Softgel Capsules
Each pink, translucent, softgel capsule, printed in white "Gravol", contains dimenhydrinate 50mg.Nonmedicinal ingredients:D&C Red No.33, gelatin, glycerin, mannitol, methylparaben, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylparaben, sorbitol, and water.

L/A Caplets 100mg
Each red-white, bilayer, film-coated caplet, intagliated "GRAVOL" on one side, contains dimenhydrinate 25mg for immediate release and dimenhydrinate 75mg for sustained release.Nonmedicinal ingredients:butyl hydroxytoluene, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, FD&C Red No.40, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyethylene oxide, and starch.

How should I use this medication?

Motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and spinning sensation (vertigo):The usual adult dose of the tablets is 50mg to 100mg taken every 4 hours as needed. Do not take more than 400mg in a 24-hour period. The dose of the long-acting form of dimenhydrinate tablets is 100mg every 8 to 12 hours, with a maximum of 3 tablets in a 24-hour period. The usual adult dose of dimenhydrinate suppository is 50mg to 100mg every 6 to 8 hours as needed.

If you are taking dimenhydrinate for motion sickness, the first dose should be taken at least 30 minutes and preferably 1 to 2 hours before departure.

Pre-radiation therapy (radiation sickness):In adults, 50mg to 100mg of dimenhydrinate may be given as a suppository or injection, 30 to 60 minutes before receiving radiation therapy. This dose may be repeated as needed up to a maximum of 400mg over a 24-hour period.

Surgery:To control nausea and vomiting following surgery for adults, the usual dose is 50mg to 100mg taken by mouth or 50mg of injection into a muscle before surgery. After surgery, similar doses can be used up to a maximum dose of 400mg in a 24-hour period.

Children:Follow the dosing instructions provided to you by your doctor or pharmacist or the ones provided with the product being used. This medication should not be used for children or infants under two years old.

For children 2 to 6 years old, the dose of dimenhydrinate liquid or tablets is 15mg to 25mg every 6 to 8 hours as needed to a maximum of 75mg in a 24-hour period. For the suppositories, the dose in this age group is 12.5mg to 25mg. Do not give more than one dose of the suppository form unless recommended by your doctor.

For children 6 to 8 years old, the dose of dimenhydrinate liquid or tablets is 25mg to 50mg every 6 to 8 hours as needed to a maximum of 150mg in a 24-hour period. For the suppositories, the dose in this age group is 12.5mg to 25mg every 8 to 12 hours as needed.

For children 8 to 12 years old, the dose of dimenhydrinate liquid or tablets is 25mg to 50mg every 6 to 8 hours as needed to a maximum of150mg in a 24-hour period. For the suppositories, the dose in this age group is 25mg to 50mg every 8 to 12 hours as needed.

For children 12 years of age and older, the dose of dimenhydrinate liquid or tablets is 50mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed to a maximum of300mg in a 24-hour period. For the suppositories, the dose in this age group is 50mg every 8 to 12 hours as needed.

Chewable tablets and liquid are available for children or adults who are unable to swallow the tablets. When using the liquid, use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications.If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here,do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to use this medication exactly as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking dimenhydrinate regularly and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not use this medication if you:

  • are allergic to dimenhydrinate or any ingredients of the medication
  • are taking a MAO inhibitor (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine, moclobemide) or have taken a MAO inhibitor within the past 2 weeks
  • have chronic lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema
  • have difficulty passing urine due to an enlarged prostate (prostatic hypertrophy)
  • have glaucoma

What side effects are possible with this medication?

Many medications can cause side effects.A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is used in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who uses this medication.If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people using this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • excitement (especially in children)
  • lack of energy

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • blurred vision or any change in vision
  • confusion
  • difficulty passing urine
  • skin rash

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention ifanyof the following occur:

  • rapid, shallow breathing
  • seizure
  • symptoms of a severe allergic reaction (e.g., difficulty breathing; hives; swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed.Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.

Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.

Abuse and dependence: At higher doses, this medication can cause hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren't there) and euphoria (feeling intense happiness and excitement). Dimenhydrinate is known to be misused for these effects. This can lead to overdose and be life-threatening.

If dimenhydrinate is used for a long period of time, you may experience withdrawal effects such as agitation, hostility, confusion, nausea, and vomiting if it is suddenly stopped . If you have been taking this medication for a long time, talk to your doctor about stopping this medication gradually.

Alcohol:Alcohol may add to the side effects of dimenhydrinate (e.g., drowsiness) and should be avoided when using this medication.

Drowsiness:This medication can cause drowsiness, affecting your ability to drive or operate machinery. Avoid these and other hazardous tasks until you know how dimenhydrinate affects you.

Glaucoma:This medication may cause the symptoms of glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) to become worse. If you have glaucoma, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed. Report any changes in vision to your doctor as soon as possible while you are taking this medication.

Heart disease: Although not common, dimenhydrinate can cause changes to heart rhythm and blood pressure. If you have any heart conditions, ask your health care professional if any special monitoring is required.

Phenylketonuria:The chewable tablet form of dimenhydrinate may contain aspartame, an ingredient that cannot be broken down in the body by people who have phenylketonuria (a condition where you are lacking the enzyme needed to break down phenylalanine).People with phenylketonuria should take another form of dimenhydrinate.

Prostate problems:This medication may cause the symptoms of an enlarged prostate to become worse. If you have an enlarged prostate, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Seizures: If you have a seizure disorder or a history of seizures, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Pregnancy:This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding:This medication passes into breast milk. If you are breast-feeding and are taking dimenhydrinate, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children:The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children under two years of age.

What other drugs could interact with this medication?

There may be an interaction between dimenhydrinate and any of the following:

  • aclidinium
  • alcohol
  • amantadine
  • amphetamines (e.g., dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine)
  • antihistamines (e.g., azelastine, bilastine, cetirizine, doxylamine, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, loratadine, rupatadine)
  • antipsychotics (e.g., aripiprazole, chlorpromazine, clozapine, haloperidol, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone)
  • atropine
  • barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital, butalbital)
  • belladonna
  • benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam, lorazepam, oxazepam)
  • benztropine
  • botulinum toxin
  • brimonidine
  • buprenorphine
  • cannabis
  • chloral hydrate
  • disopyramide
  • domperidone
  • donepezil
  • efavirenz
  • eluxadoline
  • esketamine
  • fesoterodine
  • flibanserin
  • galantamine
  • general anesthetics (medications used to put people to sleep before surgery)
  • glucagon
  • glycopyrrolate
  • hyaluronidase
  • ipratropium
  • kava kava
  • ketotifen
  • lemborexant
  • methadone
  • methotrimeprazine
  • magnesium sulfate
  • metoclopramide
  • mirabegron
  • mirtazapine
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs; e.g., moclobemide, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine)
  • muscle relaxants (e.g., baclofen, cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, orphenadrine, tizanidine)
  • nabilone
  • narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, tapendadol, tramadol)
  • nitroglycerin
  • oxybutynin
  • pomalidomide
  • potassium chloride
  • pramipexole
  • rivastigmine
  • ropinirole
  • scopolamine
  • secretin
  • seizure medications (e.g., clobazam, ethosuximide, felbamate, levetiracetam, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, rufinamide, topiramate, valproic acid, zonisamide)
  • tapentadol
  • thalidomide
  • thiazide diuretics (water pills; e.g., hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, metolazone)
  • tiotropium
  • tolterodine
  • tramadol
  • trazodone
  • tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, imipramine)
  • trospium
  • umeclidinium
  • zolpidem
  • zopiclone

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them.Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication.Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

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FAQs

What does Gravol interact with? ›

There may be an interaction between dimenhydrinate and any of the following: aclidinium. alcohol. amphetamines (e.g., dextroamphetamine, lisdexamphetamine)

What should you not take Gravol with? ›

You shouldn't take this drug if you have chronic lung diseases like bronchitis or emphysema, or if you have glaucoma. At lower doses, you can have feelings of well-being and feeling high. Using Gravol with alcohol, codeine, and other depressant drugs makes these effects stronger.

What is the most common side effect of Gravol? ›

The most common side effect of this medication is sleepiness. Avoid driving or any other activity that requires your full attention. Inform your doctor if any of these bother you or appear to be serious.

What happens if I take Gravol everyday? ›

Chronic heavy users report problems with depression, confusion, loss of energy, vomiting, urine retention, and difficulty thinking and socializing. Chronic use of dimenhydrinate can result in tolerance, dependence and withdrawal. If you use this drug for more than a few days, you can develop tolerance to it.

What medications interact with dimenhydrinate? ›

Dimenhydrinate has serious interactions with the following drugs:
  • calcium/magnesium/potassium/sodium oxybates.
  • eluxadoline.
  • metoclopramide intranasal.
  • pitolisant.
  • secretin.
  • sodium oxybate.
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Can you take Gravol every night to sleep? ›

You can take Gravol for better or uninterrupted sleep, based on the prescription given by your doctor. However, you cannot take it every night because long-term usage can lead to tolerance, dependence and withdrawal symptoms, and the effect of the exact dosage may decrease with time.

How long does Gravol last in your system? ›

Adult 100 mg Long Acting – 8-12 Hours. Adult 100 mg Suppositories – 6-8 Hours. Children 15 mg – 6-8 Hours.

How much Gravol should I take to sleep? ›

Melatonin helps to improve sleep quality and increase the total sleep time. How to Use: - Adults (19 years and up) take 2 tablets once a day, at or before bedtime. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after use.

Can I take Gravol and Tylenol at the same time? ›

No interactions were found between dimenhydrinate and Tylenol.

Does Gravol affect the kidneys? ›

Laxatives that have magnesium or phosphate (MILK OF MAGNESIA, FLEET ENEMA or ORAL FLEET). Your kidneys may not be able to get rid of the extra magnesium or phosphate. Laxatives can cause diarrhea and dehydration which can hurt your kidneys. Dimenhydrinate (GRAVOL).

Is Gravol good for upset stomach? ›

GRAVOLTM also has a range of natural source products containing Certified Organic Ginger – a traditional herbal medicine that has been used for centuries for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting, and relief of upset stomach.

Is Gravol good for dizziness? ›

A dose of GRAVOLTM will help treat your dizziness due to motion sickness.

Does Gravol affect your liver? ›

Despite widespread use, dimenhydrinate has not been linked to liver test abnormalities or to clinically apparent liver injury. The reason for its safety may relate to its limited duration of use.

How many Gravol can I take? ›

Adults: 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children 6 to 12 years: 1/2 to 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, up to maximum of 3 tablets in 24 hours.

Does Gravol cause weight gain? ›

Drugs that treat seizures, including gabapentin (Gralise), pregabalin (Lyrica), and vigabatrin (Sabril) may increase your appetite, says Nouhavandi; excess calories from greater food consumption can eventually lead to weight gain.

Who should not take dimenhydrinate? ›

talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking dimenhydrinate if you are 65 years of age or older. Older adults should not usually take dimenhydrinate because it is not as safe or effective as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.

What drugs can you not take with Dramamine? ›

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or ...

Does dimenhydrinate raise blood pressure? ›

lisinopril dimenhyDRINATE

Lisinopril and dimenhyDRINATE may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.

How can I stay asleep for 8 hours? ›

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  2. Relax your body. ...
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  6. Avoid smoking. ...
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  8. Go to bed only when you're sleepy.

What can I take every night for sleep? ›

Sleep aids: The options
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine. ...
  • Doxylamine (Unisom). Doxylamine is also a sedating antihistamine. ...
  • Melatonin. The hormone melatonin helps control your natural sleep-wake cycle. ...
  • Valerian. Supplements made from this plant are sometimes taken as sleep aids.

How long does it take for Gravol to kick in? ›

Most people can expect some relief of nausea and vomiting within one hour of taking any form of dimenhydrinate. It works to relieve vertigo by affecting the brain and the inner ear. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms.

Is Gravol physically addictive? ›

Dimenhydrinate is an over-the-counter medication, commonly known as Dramamine or Gravol, that is used to treat motion sickness and the symptoms associated with it. It can also be used recreationally to have calming effects or induce a high sensation. Due to these desirable effects, dimenhydrinate can become addictive.

When should I take Gravol for nausea? ›

To prevent nausea due to motion sickness, take GRAVOLTM an hour or so before you travel.

How long do the effects of dimenhydrinate last? ›

After taking dimenhydrinate, the drug is absorbed and reaches its max level in the system in about two-and-a-half hours. Its half-life, or the time it takes for half of the drug to leave your body, ranges from one to four hours.

Is there melatonin in Gravol? ›

Melatonin is one of the active ingredients in GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime Tablets. Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body and is connected to your sleep-wake cycle.

Can I take Gravol and melatonin? ›

Using dimenhyDRINATE together with melatonin may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.

Can I take ginger Gravol every day? ›

GRAVOLTM Ginger

Is there a limit to daily GRAVOL™ Ginger consumption? Adults and children 6 years and older should consume 2 GRAVOLTM Ginger Tablets, GRAVOLTM Ginger Liquid Gels or GRAVOLTM Ginger Lozenges, every 4 hours 1-3 times daily and not exceed 6 tablets, liquid gels or lozenges a day.

Can you take Gravol and ibuprofen together? ›

Interactions between your drugs

No interactions were found between dimenhydrinate and ibuprofen.

How long should you wait between taking different medications? ›

To avoid the interaction you may need to space the timing of your doses, taking each drug 2 hours before or 4 hours after the other drug.

Can you take Gravol and Benadryl at the same time? ›

Using diphenhydrAMINE together with dimenhyDRINATE may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems.

What color is urine when your kidneys are failing? ›

When kidneys are failing, the increased concentration and accumulation of substances in urine lead to a darker color which may be brown, red or purple. The color change is due to abnormal protein or sugar, high levels of red and white blood cells, and high numbers of tube-shaped particles called cellular casts.

What are the 3 early warning signs of kidney disease? ›

Generally, earlier stages are known as 1 to 3. And as kidney disease progresses, you may notice the following symptoms. Nausea and vomiting, muscle cramps, loss of appetite, swelling via feet and ankles, dry, itchy skin, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, urinating either too much or too little.

What are the first signs of kidney problems? ›

Talk to your doctor immediately if you notice any of these potential CKD signs and symptoms:
  • Changes in urination. Healthy kidneys help filter blood to create urine. ...
  • Fatigue. ...
  • Itching. ...
  • Swelling in your hands, legs, or feet. ...
  • Shortness of breath. ...
  • Pain in the small of your back. ...
  • Decreased appetite. ...
  • Puffiness around your eyes.

Is Gravol good for acid reflux? ›

Gravol is an antihistamine, diphenhydramine, to be exact, and I don't know why it would be effective in acid reflux or GERD. It is not one of the mainstays of treatment. The symptoms of GERD usually respond to optimal treatment with medications such as Prilosec and Pepcid.

Can I take Gravol without food? ›

This medication may be taken with or without food. Consuming alcohol may intensify the effect of this product. It is therefore advisable to avoid consuming alcohol or alcohol-containing products while taking this medication.

How do you get rid of nausea fast? ›

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  1. get plenty of fresh air.
  2. distract yourself – for example, listen to music or watch a film.
  3. take regular sips of a cold drink.
  4. drink ginger or peppermint tea.
  5. eat foods containing ginger – such as ginger biscuits.
  6. eat smaller, more frequent meals.

How do I stop feeling dizzy and light headed? ›

How you can treat dizziness yourself
  1. lie down until the dizziness passes, then get up slowly.
  2. move slowly and carefully.
  3. get plenty of rest.
  4. drink plenty of fluids, especially water.
  5. avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs.

What gets rid of dizziness fast? ›

If you feel dizzy, sit or lie down at once. This will lower your chance of falling down. If you have vertigo, it may help to lie down in a dark, quiet place with your eyes closed. Drinking water may also give you fast relief, especially if you're dizzy because you're dehydrated.

What helps vertigo and dizziness go away? ›

Medicines, such as prochlorperazine and some antihistamines, can help in the early stages or most cases of vertigo. Many people with vertigo also benefit from vestibular rehabilitation training (VRT), which is a series of exercises for people with dizziness and balance problems.

What are the side effects of taking Gravol every night? ›

At recommended doses, Gravol can cause: drowsiness. dizziness. blurred vision.
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Large doses can cause:
  • sluggishness.
  • paranoia.
  • agitation.
  • memory loss.
  • increased blood pressure and heart rate.
  • trouble swallowing or speaking.
  • hallucinations.

What are the 3 signs of a fatty liver? ›

Symptoms
  • Abdominal swelling (ascites)
  • Enlarged blood vessels just beneath the skin's surface.
  • Enlarged spleen.
  • Red palms.
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
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How do you know if your liver is damaged from medication? ›

Early Signs of Liver Damage from Medication

Fever. Diarrhea. Dark urine. Jaundice, a condition that occurs when a substance called bilirubin builds up in the blood and causes the skin and whites of the eyes to appear yellow.

What can you not take with Gravol? ›

What other drugs could interact with this medication?
  • aclidinium.
  • alcohol.
  • amphetamines (e.g., dextroamphetamine, lisdexamphetamine)
  • antihistamines (e.g., cetirizine, doxylamine, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, loratadine)
  • antipsychotics (e.g., chlorpromazine, clozapine, haloperidol, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone)

Can you take Gravol every night to sleep? ›

You can take Gravol for better or uninterrupted sleep, based on the prescription given by your doctor. However, you cannot take it every night because long-term usage can lead to tolerance, dependence and withdrawal symptoms, and the effect of the exact dosage may decrease with time.

What does Gravol treat? ›

Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness.Do not use this medication in children younger than two years unless directed by the doctor.

Can Gravol affect blood pressure? ›

When combined with alcohol, codeine, or other depressant drugs, Gravol's effects are amplified. Sluggishness, paranoia, agitation, memory loss, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and difficulty swallowing and speaking can all result from high doses.

How long does Gravol stay in system? ›

Adult 50 mg – 4 Hours. Adult 100 mg Long Acting – 8-12 Hours. Adult 100 mg Suppositories – 6-8 Hours. Children 15 mg – 6-8 Hours.

How much Gravol should I take to sleep? ›

Melatonin helps to improve sleep quality and increase the total sleep time. How to Use: - Adults (19 years and up) take 2 tablets once a day, at or before bedtime. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after use.

Can you mix Tylenol and Gravol? ›

No interactions were found between dimenhydrinate and Tylenol.

Can you take Gravol with ibuprofen? ›

Interactions between your drugs

No interactions were found between dimenhydrinate and ibuprofen.

How long does Gravol last in your system? ›

Adult 100 mg Long Acting – 8-12 Hours. Adult 100 mg Suppositories – 6-8 Hours. Children 15 mg – 6-8 Hours.

Can I take Gravol and Benadryl together? ›

Using diphenhydrAMINE together with dimenhyDRINATE may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems.

How much Gravol should I take to sleep? ›

Melatonin helps to improve sleep quality and increase the total sleep time. How to Use: - Adults (19 years and up) take 2 tablets once a day, at or before bedtime. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after use.

How long does it take for Gravol to kick in? ›

Most people can expect some relief of nausea and vomiting within one hour of taking any form of dimenhydrinate. It works to relieve vertigo by affecting the brain and the inner ear. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms.

How many Gravol can I take? ›

Adults: 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children 6 to 12 years: 1/2 to 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, up to maximum of 3 tablets in 24 hours.

Does Gravol cause weight gain? ›

Drugs that treat seizures, including gabapentin (Gralise), pregabalin (Lyrica), and vigabatrin (Sabril) may increase your appetite, says Nouhavandi; excess calories from greater food consumption can eventually lead to weight gain.

Is Gravol good for dizziness? ›

A dose of GRAVOLTM will help treat your dizziness due to motion sickness.

Does Gravol help with stomach pain? ›

GRAVOLTM also has a range of natural source products containing Certified Organic Ginger – a traditional herbal medicine that has been used for centuries for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting, and relief of upset stomach.

Is Gravol physically addictive? ›

Dimenhydrinate is an over-the-counter medication, commonly known as Dramamine or Gravol, that is used to treat motion sickness and the symptoms associated with it. It can also be used recreationally to have calming effects or induce a high sensation. Due to these desirable effects, dimenhydrinate can become addictive.

When should I take Gravol for nausea? ›

To prevent nausea due to motion sickness, take GRAVOLTM an hour or so before you travel.

How long do the effects of dimenhydrinate last? ›

After taking dimenhydrinate, the drug is absorbed and reaches its max level in the system in about two-and-a-half hours. Its half-life, or the time it takes for half of the drug to leave your body, ranges from one to four hours.

Why does Gravol make me sleepy? ›

Products like Gravol and Benadryl contain antihistamines, a side effect of which makes you sleepy. “If you're having a stretch of insomnia and you have a big presentation coming up at work, you can use one of these as a rescue to get to sleep, although it's not recommended,” says Dr.

Does Dramamine interact with blood pressure medication? ›

Lisinopril and dimenhyDRINATE may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.

Does Gravol have diphenhydramine? ›

Dimenhydrinate, sold under the brand name Dramamine, among others, is an over-the-counter drug used to treat motion sickness and nausea.
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Dimenhydrinate.
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DiphenhydramineAntihistamine
8-chlorotheophyllinestimulant
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Trade namesDramamine, Draminate, Gravol, others
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