Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine and anticholinergic. It is usually indicated to prevent nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Dimenhydrinate is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is indicated in adults and children above 2 years of age. Motion sickness is a condition where the motion you sense in the inner ear is different from that you visualize. This condition is usually experienced while traveling in a car, bus, plane, etc. It leads to an uneasy condition characterized by dizziness and sweating followed by nausea and vomiting. This drug is sometimes also used to treat Meniere’s disease (a condition of the inner ear characterized by dizziness and loss of balance associated with ringing of the ears and hearing loss) and other inner ear problems. Do not use this medication in children younger than two years unless directed by the doctor.
Dosage and administration
The drug comes as a tablet that is to be taken orally with or without food. It comes in a concentration of 50 mg. The route of administration is oral. The drug is also available as chewable tablets, which are to be chewed before swallowing. Strictly follow the instructions as given by the doctor. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. The recommended dose for an adult is one tablet to be taken 30 minutes before the start of your journey. You can take the subsequent doses every 4 to 6 hours. For children under 12 years of age, the dose may be given as prescribed by the doctor.