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Dimenhydrinate - Dosage and How to Use

How should Dimenhydrinate be used?

  • ​You may take this medication with or without food. 
  • It is available as tablet, syrup or injection formulation 
  • If you are taking to prevent motion sickness, the first dose should be taken 30 minutes before the start of the journey and every 8 hours if needed for a longer journey
  • Follow the instructions on the medication label and take this medication as prescribed by your doctor
  • If your symptoms become persistent or worsening, seek help from your medical doctor as soon as possible

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose. 

Do not take double the  dose for any  missed dose if you are taking  this medication as and when needed. 

What should I do if I overdose?

Dimenhydrinate - Additional Information

​The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following: 

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately

  • Updated on 7/31/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Sengkang General Hospital Sengkang General Hospital
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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