FAQs ABOUT DRAMINATE 50MG
What is DRAMINATE 50MG used for?
DRAMINATE 50MG is used in adults and children (above 12 years of age) to treat and prevent the symptoms of travel sickness such as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.
What happens if you take more DRAMINATE 50MG than your required dose?
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of DRAMINATE 50MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage are dilated pupils, reddened face, excitation, hallucinations, confusion, irritation of the stomach and intestines (causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea), alterations in movement, seizures, deep state of loss of consciousness (coma), or sudden reduction in respiratory and heart functions (cardiorespiratory arrest).
What common side effects are seen with DRAMINATE 50MG?
The most common side effects associated with the use of DRAMINATE 50MG are drowsiness, dizziness, impaired coordination, headache, abdominal discomfort, thickened sputum, and dryness of mucous membranes. Consult your doctor if any of the symptom worsens.
Who should avoid taking DRAMINATE 50MG?
DRAMINATE 50MG is not recommended for use in patients who are allergic to dimenhydrinate or diphenhydramine. It is also not recommended for use in patients having asthmatic attacks, and porphyria (a rare genetic disorder that causes nerve or skin problems), which is also not indicated for use in children (aged 2 to 12 years). Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.
How DRAMINATE 50MG works?
DRAMINATE 50MG works by reducing body’s equilibrium disturbances and blocks certain receptors (responsible for causing nausea, vomiting, and dizziness) which results in preventing the occurrence of travel sickness and treats the associated symptoms.
Is DRAMINATE 50MG safe to use in elderly patients?
DRAMINATE 50MG should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above) as it may cause dry mouth, urine retention, nausea, sedation, confusion, and low blood pressure. Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.
Does DRAMINATE 50MG cause sensitivity to sunlight?
Yes, DRAMINATE 50MG might cause sensitivity due to intense exposure to sunlight. If you experience such side effect, then try to avoid exposure to the sun (even if it is cloudy) and ultraviolet lamps while taking DRAMINATE 50MG. It is advisable to avoid exposure to very high temperatures and follow suitable hygiene and dietary measures, such as appropriate aeration and hydration to avoid this undesirable effect.
Can I drive while taking DRAMINATE 50MG?
Do not drive or operate any machine if you experience drowsiness or a reduced ability to react after taking DRAMINATE 50MG. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is DRAMINATE 50MG safe to use in patients with lung disease?
DRAMINATE 50MG is not recommended for use in patients having asthma attacks. It should be used with caution in patients with serious respiratory illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or chronic bronchitis. Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.