Gravol is an oral tablet made up of an antihistamine called dimenhydrinate. We carry the brand name Gravol in 50mg.
Gravol is a medication used to combat symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and dizziness, most commonly the cause of motion sickness. Motion sickness occurs when the motion sensed by your ears is different than the motion that your eyes see, usually when you travel in a car, train, boat, or airplane. Motion sickness does not happen to everyone however it can be a daily struggle for others.
Gravol is effective in treating motion sickness due to its ability to affect the natural histamines produced in your body that cause motion sickness.
Read all the directions on the label before using this medication. If you are unsure, or have any questions, contact your local health care professional.
Gravol is taken by mouth and may be taken with or without food. Swallow whole with a glass of water.
For best results, take the Gravol tablet 30 – 60 minutes before traveling or any activity that may induce motion sickness.
Store at room temperature and protect from moisture and heat.
Do not exceed more than 400mg per 24 hours.
Gravol may cause drowsiness; avoid driving or doing activities that require full attention/alertness until you know exactly how Gravol affects you.
Do not consume alcohol when under the influence of Gravol. Alcohol may increase side effects.
You should not use this product if you have glaucoma, chronic lung disease, difficulty urinating due to swollen prostate glands. Consult your doctor for an alternate medication.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding you will need to discuss the benefits and risks of Gravol on your baby before proceeding with the use of Gravol.
If you are currently on another antihistamine, tranquilizers, or another sedating medication, do not take Gravol unless your doctor has recommended it.
In children, Gravol may cause excitability and could occur in some adults.
Do not use Gravol for a prolonged time unless directed by a health care professional.
Side effects are rare however; taking a recommended dose you may experience drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, a dry mouth, or feelings of nervousness or excitement.
Taking too large of a dose may lead to side effects such as sluggishness, paranoia, agitation, memory loss, increased blood pressure and heart rate, or hallucinations.
Long term effects of taking Gravol may include side effects such as depression, feeling confused, having no energy, vomiting, trouble urinating (passing water), or trouble thinking or socializing.
An overdose on Gravol may cause one to experience confusion, irrational behavior, loss of muscle coordination, trouble breathing, high fever, convulsions or seizures, or coma.
What is the average dose for an adult with motion sickness?
An adult with motion sickness should take roughly 1 - 2 capsules every 4 hours as needed, do not exceed more than a maximum of 8 capsules in 24 hours.
Can children take Gravol?
Yes. There is specific Gravol made for kids however a child taking a regular Gravol may take 25mg-50mg every 6-8 hours as need up to a maximum of 150mg in 24 hours.
What side effects are indications that I need to immediately discontinue use of Gravol?
If you experience rapid or shallow breathing, seizures or symptoms of an allergic reaction, discontinue use right away and call your doctor.
Can I drink alcohol while using Gravol?
It is not recommended as alcohol may increase the risk of side effects.
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