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GRAVOL 50MG TAB

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GRAVOL 50MG TAB
Gravol Tablet 50mg
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Gravol Tablet 50mg is used in the treatment of motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting caused by Meniere’s Disease. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Gravol Tablet 50mg is Dimenhydrinate 50mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Dimenhydrinate:

Dimenhydrinate helps to relieve nausea and vomiting by controlling the vomiting center in the brain.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking Gravol Tablet 50mg:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Gravol Tablet 50mg such as Dimenhydrinate
  • Caution:
  • Hepatic impairment
  • CNS depressant use
  • Glaucoma, angle-closure
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • HTN
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Lower respiratory tract symptoms
  • GI obstruction
  • PUD
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Bladder neck obstruction
  • Porphyria
  • High environmental temperature
  • PKU (phenylalanine containing forms)
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Gravol Tablet 50mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired coordination
  • Headache
  • Epigastric discomfort
  • Thickened bronchial secretion
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • CNS stimulation, paradoxical
  • Constipation
  • Dysuria
  • Urinary retention
  • Hypotension
  • Blurred vision
  • Diplopia
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Photosensitivity
  • Diaphoresis
  • Erectile dysfunction
How to Use

How to Use

Gravol Tablet 50mg may be taken with or without food.
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break/cut/chew it instead.
Avoid missing/forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which may be dangerous to your health.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Drowsiness
  • Hallucination
  • Severe delirium
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms
  • Vomiting Vertigo
  • Convulsions
  • Coma
  • Respiratory depression
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take the Gravol Tablet 50mg only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Pregnancy:

May be used during pregnancy. However, consider taking the medicine only if suggested by your doctor.

Lactation:

Safety during pregnancy has not yet established. Therefore, do not take this medicine without informing your doctor.

Drug Interactions:

To avoid drug-drug interactions, inform your doctor about your current list of medicine(s) (if you use any) during the treatment.

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store the medicine between 20-25 degrees centigrade. Protect from light.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Dimenhydrinate for:

This medication is an antihistamine and anticholinergic agent, prescribed for nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It works by preventing problems with body balance.

How does Dimenhydrinate work:

Dimenhydrinate affects the throwing up (vomiting) center in the brain.

How should Dimenhydrinate be used:

Motion Sickness- Adults - PO- 50 to 100 mg 30 min prior to travel, followed by 50 to 100 mg every 4 to 6 hours. Maximum: 400 mgday. Children (6 to 12 y of age) - PO- 25 to 50 mg every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum: 150 mgday. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Common side effects of Dimenhydrinate :

Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. - Belly pain. - Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis

What precautions should I take when taking Dimenhydrinate :

If you have an allergy to dimenhydrinate or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Not able to pass urine. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Dimenhydrinate with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Dimenhydrinate :

Store it at room temperature.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Antivertigo Drugs , Antihistamines & Antiallergics

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