Gravol (generic name: Dimenhydrinate) is commonly used to prevent and treat the symptom of nausea, vomiting, dizziness and vertigo which is all associated with motion sickness. The Medication can be found in many different forms, including tablets, chewable tablets, and liquid medicines and also in forms available for both adults and children. It is recommended that as an initial dose adults should take the recommended amount at least half an hour prior to any activity that may induce the effects of motion sickness.
Gravol comes in different forms as IM injection (50 mg/ml), baby suppository (25 mg/10 sup), adult suppository (100 mg/10 sup), children chewable (15 mg), chewable (50 mg), and tablet (50 mg).
Gravol Side Effects:
As with all medications, you may encounter some side effects. Side effects are rare and are not often reported, however the user, should always be aware of them, and be aware of what steps to take if they feel Gravol is the cause for any strange feeling or effects.
You may encounter an allergic reaction to this medication, if you are unaware of the ingredients used during production. Some of the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction could be a swelling to the hands, neck or any areas of the face, including the tongue. If you do experience any form of allergic reaction to Gravol, you should cease use immediately and seek emergency medical aid.
Less serious side effects have been reported by people who have used Gravol in the past, some of these side effects include drowsiness, restlessness, lured or double vision, dry mouth, Difficulty urinating, decreased appetite and also an irregular heartbeat.
You should take Gravol exactly as you are instructed from you doctor or physician, and you should never take a dose that is either too large or too small during your use. This is because it may ether lead to negative side effects or mean that the drug cannot provide you, with the benefits you can achieve.
If you happen to take an overdose of Gravol, you should seek emergency medical aid immediately, and you should also remember the name of the product you have taken, to tell the emergency medical teams that you first see after the overdose. If you miss one dose of Gravol during your prescription period, then take the dose as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for your next dose, in which you should just wait until this time arrives.
You are to ensure that you take each dose of Gravol with a full glass of water, and when Gravol comes in the form of a liquid medicine, you should use a dose measuring spoon or cup to ensure the correct amount is taken.
Gravol is normally taken once every 4 to 6 hours, as it is needed or dependant on the severity of your condition. However it is important that you do not take any more than 400mg on a daily basis.
It is important that you understand the effects of Gravol on your normal everyday activities. You should ensure a massive caution when driving or operating machinery and working with hazardous materials. This is because Gravol may induce a drowsiness effect on the person who uses it as a form of medication. Alcohol may also increase the effects of the drowsiness induced through the use of Gravol.
If you are known to either be currently or have suffered from any of the following conditions, in the past, you should inform your doctor before you make any attempt to use Gravol as a form of medication to treat your condition. Kidney or liver disease enlarged prostate, difficulty urinating, asthma or any form of Heart disease.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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