Dimenhydrinate

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Dimenhydrinate
Adult Indications & Dosage
Pediatric Indications & Dosage
Contraindications
Warnings & Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Administration & Monitoring
Overdosage
Pharmacology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied
Images
Patient Counseling Information
Precautions with Alcohol
Brand Names
Look-Alike Names

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Overview

Dimenhydrinate is an antiemetic that is FDA approved for the treatment of these symptoms associated with motion sickness like nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Common adverse reactions include nausea, vomiting, xerostomia and sedation.

Adult Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Adult)

Indications

  • Uses for prevention and treatment of these symptoms associated with motion sickness:

Dosage

  • To prevent motion sickness, the first dose should be taken 1/2 to 1 hour before starting activity.
  • To prevent or treat motion sickness, use the following dosing.
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Off-Label Use and Dosage (Adult)

Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Dimenhydrinate in adult patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Dimenhydrinate in adult patients.

Pediatric Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric)

Indications

  • Uses for prevention and treatment of these symptoms associated with motion sickness:
  • Do not use in children under 2 years of age unless directed by a doctor

Dosage

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Off-Label Use and Dosage (Pediatric)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Dimenhydrinate in pediatric patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Dimenhydrinate in pediatric patients.

Contraindications

  • None

Warnings

  • None.

Precautions

ASK A DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF YOU HAVE

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT

  • Marked drowsiness may occur.
  • Alcohol, sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness.
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks.
  • Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery*

Postmarketing Experience

  • There is limited information regarding postmarketing experience.

Drug Interactions

ASK DOCTOR/PHARMACIST

Use in Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category (FDA):

  • If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.


Pregnancy Category (AUS): There is no Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) guidance on usage of Dimenhydrinate in women who are pregnant.

Labor and Delivery

There is no FDA guidance on use of Dimenhydrinate during labor and delivery.

Nursing Mothers

  • If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Pediatric Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Dimenhydrinate in pediatric settings.

Geriatic Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Dimenhydrinate in geriatric settings.

Gender

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Dimenhydrinate with respect to specific gender populations.

Race

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Dimenhydrinate with respect to specific racial populations.

Renal Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Dimenhydrinate in patients with renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Dimenhydrinate in patients with hepatic impairment.

Females of Reproductive Potential and Males

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Dimenhydrinate in women of reproductive potentials and males.

Immunocompromised Patients

There is no FDA guidance one the use of Dimenhydrinate in patients who are immunocompromised.

Administration and Monitoring

Administration

  • Oral.

Monitoring

  • There is limited information regarding Monitoring.

IV Compatibility

  • There is limited information regarding IV Compatibility.

Overdosage

  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222).

Pharmacology

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Dimenhydrinate
Combination of
diphenhydramine antiemetic
8-chlorotheophylline stimulant
Identifiers
CAS number 523-87-5
ATC code R06AA52
PubChem 10660
DrugBank DB00985
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.

A(AU) B(US)

Legal status

Pharmacy Only (S2)(AU) OTC(US)

Routes Oral, Rectal, I.V.

Mechanism of Action

  • There is limited information regarding Mechanism of action.

Structure

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Pharmacodynamics

  • There is limited information regarding Pharmacodynamics.

Pharmacokinetics

  • There is limited information regarding Pharmacokinetics.

Nonclinical Toxicology

  • There is limited information regarding Nonclinical toxicology.

Clinical Studies

  • There is limited information regarding Clinical Studies.

How Supplied

There is limited information regarding Dimenhydrinate How Supplied in the drug label.

Storage

  • Store at 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F)

Images

Drug Images

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Patient Counseling Information

There is limited information regarding Dimenhydrinate Patient Counseling Information in the drug label.

Precautions with Alcohol

  • Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Brand Names

  • DIMENHYDRINATE ®[1]

Look-Alike Drug Names

  • dimenhyDRINATE - diphenhydrAMINE[2]

Drug Shortage Status

Price

References

The contents of this FDA label are provided by the National Library of Medicine.

  1. "DIMENHYDRINATE- dimenhydrinate tablet".
  2. "http://www.ismp.org". External link in |title= (help)

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