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Dramamine

Generic Name: Dimenhydrinate Tablets (dye men HYE dri nate)
Brand Name: Dramamine, Travel-Eze
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate Tablets). Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Dramamine Side Effects

Dramamine Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about dimenhydrinate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Dramamine.

For the Consumer

Applies to dimenhydrinate: oral solution, oral tablets, parenteral injection

Side effects include:

Drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, tinnitus, dryness of the mouth and respiratory passages, incoordination, palpitation, dizziness, hypotension.

Paradoxical CNS stimulation in pediatric patients and occasionally in adults.

With IM injection: Pain at the injection site.

Because dimenhydrinate (the active ingredient contained in Dramamine) contains diphenhydramine, the possibility of other diphenhydramine-related adverse effects should also be considered.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dimenhydrinate: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral liquid, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

General

The most frequently reported adverse reaction is drowsiness.

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Tachycardia

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Skin rash

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, epigastric distress, nausea

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Difficult or painful urination

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Anorexia

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, excitation

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Blurred vision

Other

Frequency not reported: Lassitude

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Nervousness, restlessness, insomnia

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Dry nose, dry throat, thickening of bronchial secretions

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Dramamine (www.drugs.com/dramamine.html).