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Dimenhydrinate - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Dimenhydrinate cause?

​Feeling tired or drowsy

  • Avoid driving or engaging in activities requiring concentration

Before taking Dimenhydrinate , what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if: 

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies. 
  • Medical conditions such as heart or liver disease, thyroid or lung condition, stomach obstruction, enlarged prostate, urinary obstruction, glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) or epilepsy (fits or seizures)

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Dimenhydrinate ?

​Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication as it can increase drowsiness side effect 

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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