Draminate 50mg Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

DRAMINATE 50MG contains Dimenhydrinate which belongs to the group of medicines called Antiemetics. It is used in adults and children (aged above 12 years) to treat and prevent the symptoms of travel sickness such as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.

Travel/motion sickness occurs due to disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion from a vehicle or any other movements that disturbs the inner ear, generally characterized by symptoms such as weakness, headache, irritability, inability to concentrate, nausea, vomiting, and/or dizziness.

DRAMINATE 50MG is not recommended for use if you are allergic to dimenhydrinate, or diphenhydramine. It is also not recommended for use if you suffer from asthma attacks, and porphyria (a rare genetic disorder that causes nerve or skin problems). It should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases, kidney diseases, lung diseases (such as serious respiratory illnesses), heart diseases (such as cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), myocardial ischaemia).

DRAMINATE 50MG is generally not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women unless it is clearly advised by your doctor. It is also not recommended for use in children (aged 2 to 12 years) and should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking 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.  

USES OF DRAMINATE 50MG

  • prevent and treat the symptoms of travel sickness such as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness

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.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take DRAMINATE 50MG as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age and severity of the condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DRAMINATE 50MG

COMMON

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • impaired coordination
  • headache
  • abdominal discomfort
  • thickened sputum
  • dryness of mucous membranes
  • signs of paradoxical CNS stimulation such as emotional lability, agitation, excessive movement and confusion
  • constipation
  • extremely strong feeling of happiness
  • ataxia (loss of muscle control causing clumsy voluntary movements)
  • burning sensation while urination
  • urinary retention
  • low blood pressure
  • blurred vision
  • double vision
  • awareness of heartbeat
  • fast heartbeat
  • increased sensitivity to light
  • unusual sweating
  • erectile dysfunction (loss of ability to get penile erection)
  • early menses
  • anorexia (an eating disorder causing weight loss or weight gain)  

RARE

Stop taking DRAMINATE 50MG and contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid reaction such tightness of chest, shortness of breath, drop in blood pressure, itchy welts, or weak and rapid pulse
  • signs of QT prolongation (abnormal electrical activity of the heart) such as irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, and light-headedness
  • signs of thrombocytopenia (reduced blood platelet count) such as unusual bleeding and bruising
  • signs of agranulocytosis (reduced white blood cell count) such as fever, chills, weakness, sore throat, or mouth soreness
  • signs of leukopenia (reduced white blood cell count) such as fever, chills, weakness, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath
  • signs of pancytopenia (reduced count of red cells, white cells, and platelets) such as weakness, dizziness, troubled breathing, fast heartbeat, fever, pale skin, purple or red spots on the skin, rashes, unusual bruising, and abnormal bleeding.
  • irregular heartbeat
  • seizures
  • signs of toxic psychosis (psychosis occurring due to drugs) such as delusions, auditory and visual hallucinations, anti-social behaviour, panic attacks, and confusion
  • acute labyrinthitis (inflammation of inner ear)
  • heatstroke

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Take rest and drink plenty of water. Avoid taking alcohol and skipping meals. Do not strain your eyes by watching screen for long time. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Dizziness:

Lie down until the dizziness passes and get up slowly. Do not bend down suddenly. Get a lot of rest. Walk slowly and carefully. Take plenty of fluids. Avoid drinking caffeine, alcohol, or smoking. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.

Stomach discomfort:

Try to take rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor.

Constipation:

Try to eat more high-fibre foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cereals, and drink plenty of water. Try doing exercise regularly (going for a daily walk or run). If this does not help, inform your doctor for receiving alternate treatment for constipation.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

DRAMINATE 50MG is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy and in women planning for pregnancy unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.

BREASTFEEDING

DRAMINATE 50MG is generally not recommended for use in breast-feeding women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine if you experience drowsiness or a reduced ability to react after taking DRAMINATE 50MG.  

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking DRAMINATE 50MG. Consult your doctor before taking it.

KIDNEY

DRAMINATE 50MG should be used with caution in patients with any disease or disorder of the kidney. Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.

LIVER

DRAMINATE 50MG should be used with caution in patients with any disease or disorder of the liver. Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.

ALLERGY

Do not take DRAMINATE 50MG if you are allergic to dimenhydrinate or diphenhydramine or any other ingredients of this medicine.

LUNGS

DRAMINATE 50MG is not recommended for use in patients suffering from asthmatic 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.

HEART DISEASE

DRAMINATE 50MG should be used with caution in patients who had or have suffered from heart disease or disorders such as cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial ischaemia (blood flow to the heart muscle is interrupted). Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.

OTHERS

DRAMINATE 50MG is not recommended for use if you:

  • have signs of porphyria (a rare genetic disorder that causes nerve or skin problems) such as severe abdominal pain, chest pain, constipation and diarrhea

Before taking DRAMINATE 50MG inform your doctor if you have:

  • signs of hyperthyroidism (abnormal increased levels of thyroid hormones) such as unintentional weight loss, rapid and irregular heartbeat
  • glaucoma (disease causing increased pressure inside the eye)
  • prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate gland)
  • high blood pressure
  • disease that causes urinary tract or gastrointestinal tract obstruction
  • epilepsy (seizures that include convulsive movements with or without loss of consciousness)
  • any disease or disorder of the stomach such as gastritis (inflammation of the stomach)
  • stomach or duodenal ulcer
  • suspected symptoms of appendicitis such as nausea, vomiting or stomach cramps

Use in Paediatrics:

DRAMINATE 50MG is not recommended for use in children (aged 2 to 12 years). Consult child’s doctor for advice.

Use in Geriatrics:

DRAMINATE 50MG should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking DRAMINATE 50MG.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions

Before taking DRAMINATE 50MG, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • medicines that suppress the central nervous system such as diazepam, alprazolam (used to treat anxiety)
  • antibiotics (medicines used to treat bacterial infections) such as aminoglycoside Ex. gentamicin, amikacin
  • antidepressants (medicines used to treat depression) such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) Ex. phenelzine
  • benztropine (used to treat parkinson’s disease)  
  • neuroleptics (medicines used to calm agitation and neuromuscular hyperactivity) Ex. fluphenazine, trifluoperazine
  • ototoxic medicines (medicines that can cause toxicity in the ear) Ex. aspirin or acetaminophen
  • medicines that can cause photosensitivity (skin reactions due to sensitivity to sunlight) Ex. sulfadiazine, azelastine

Overdosage:

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 (such as 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).

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Dimenhydrinate
Pharmacological Category :   Antiemetics
Therapeutic Indication :   Travel Sickness
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep the medicine out of reach in children
  • Store DRAMINATE 50MG at room temperature

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.

REFERENCES

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3. Dogan Ercin, Bulent Erdur, Ibrahim Turkcuer, MuratSeyit, MertOzen, AtakanYilmaz, Dilek OzgeZincir Ercin. Comparison of efficacy dimenhydrinate and metoclopramide in the treatment of nausea due to vertigo; a randomized study. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Science Direct. February 2021. [Accessed on 8th August 2022] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S073567572031127X

4. Vincent Sicari, Christopher P. Zabbo. Diphenhydramine. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. StatPearls [Internet]. July 2022. [Accessed on 8th August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK526010/

5. Laboratorios Cinfa, S.A. Cinfamar. [Revised in December 2020] [Accessed on 8th August 2022] https://www.cinfainternational.com/wp-content/uploads/PIL_Cinfamar-dimenhydrinate_HK.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    DIMENHYDRINATE 50MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Draminate 50mg Tablet 10'S

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