Gravol 50mg Tablet
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Gravol 50 MG Description
Gravol Tablet contains the active ingredient Dimenhydrinate. It is used in relieving discomfort and feeling of nausea, vomiting and dizziness caused due to travel (car, bus, plane or boat) and moveme
nt (motion sickness). This medicine is not recommended in children below 2 years of age and should be used with caution in elderly above 65 years of age as they are more sensitive to side effects. This medicine may cause drowsiness, dizziness, confusion and blurred vision.
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Uses of Gravol 50 MG
- It is used to treat the feeling of nausea, dizziness and vomiting caused typically caused by travel or movement (motion sickness).
- It is also used to treat and prevent various allergic conditions as provides relief from a runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes.
- To treat vertigo and inner ear disorder.
Contraindications of Gravol 50 MG
If you are allergic to dimenhydrinate (the active ingredient) in the tablet. If you are on or have been on in the recent 2 weeks medicines, to treat mood disorders (monoamine oxidase inhibitor). If you are suffering from an eye disorder caused due to extra pressure inside the eye (glaucoma). If you are prone to fits. If you have stomach ulcers. If you are suffering from the enlargement of the prostate gland. If you have a long term lung disease (chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, emphysema). If the patient is below 2 years of age....
Side effects of Gravol 50 MG
- Feeling drowsy or sleepy
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth, nose and throat
- Loss of appetite
- A feeling of restlessness/excited
- Difficulty in urination
- Skin rash
- Feeling weak and tired
Precautions and Warnings of Gravol 50 MG
Can I take Gravol Tablet during pregnancy?
No serious interactions are known about the Gravol Tablet on the developing foetus. Please consult your doctor before the use of this medicine.
Can I take Gravol Tablet while breastfeeding?
This medicine when taken in larger doses may pass into the breastmilk and affect the newborn and also may reduce the milk supply. It is better to avoid the medicine during breastfeeding to avoid undesired effects. It is recommended that you should discuss with your doctor before taking this medicine
Can I drive if I have consumed Gravol Tablet?
Gravol Tablet may interfere with your ability to drive and operate complex machines as it may make you feel drowsy, sleepy, dizzy along with blurred vision.
Can I consume alcohol with Gravol Tablet?
It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Gravol Tablet 50 mg tablet as alcohol may worsen the side effects of this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are allergic to dimenhydrinate or any other ingredients in the tablet.
- You are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- You are suffering from the inherited disorder phenylketonuria.
- You are suffering from liver disease and/or kidney disease.
- You have a condition of disorder in the eye due to increased pressure (glaucoma).
- You have an enlarged prostate gland.
- You are suffering from chronic lung disorders like chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma.
- You have an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
- You have ever suffered from fits.
- You are planning for any surgery, especially dental surgery.
- You are taking medicines that may be harmful to the ears (as this medicine may mask the symptoms of undesired reaction in the ears).
- You are suffering from irregular heartbeats and other heart-related problems.
- You experience confusion, mood swings, tremors, hallucinations.
- You experience a rash on the skin.
- You are taking other anti-allergic medications.
- Use with caution in elders above 65 years of age as they are more prone to side effects like drowsiness, confusion, constipation or trouble urinating. Drowsiness and confusion can increase the risk of falling....
- Use it carefully in children and it is not recommended in children below 2 years of age.
Mode of Action of Gravol 50 MG
How Does It Work?
Gravol Tablet shows its anti-allergic action by blocking the chemical substance histamine produced by the body in reaction to an allergic encounter. So, the symptoms associated with allergy such as a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and pain during allergic reactions are reduced. It also allows the relaxation of blood vessels. It reduces the sensitivity of the inner ear that sends the signals to the vomiting centre of the brain through a series of chemical signals and corrects the imbalance in the inner ear, that causes nausea and vomiting during movement or travel....
Directions for Use of Gravol 50 MG
- Take this tablet as directed by the doctor.
- Swallow this tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
- The chewable tablets should be chewed thoroughly before being swallowed.
Interactions of Gravol 50 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines used to suppress the nervous system like CNS depressants, such as Diazepam, Alprazolam, Triazolam, Zolpidem, Mephobarbital, Phenobarbital should not be used along with Gravol Tablet as the side effects may worsen....
- Medicines containing potassium should be used with caution as Gravol Tablet may delay the elimination of potassium from the system.
- The active ingredient dimenhydrinate increases the symptoms of ototoxicity (toxic reaction to the inner ear due to the use of ototoxic drugs like Gentamicin, Streptomycin, Neomycin, Aspirin (in large doses), Ibuprofen, Naproxen. Thus, they should be used together with caution....
- This medicine increases the effect of other medicines used to treat allergic reactions like diphenhydramine, mood disorders like (amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil) and trimipramine (Surmontil), Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, thus should be used together with caution....
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible drug interactions.
Storage and disposal of Gravol 50 MG
- Store it at room temperature in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Gravol 50 MG
If you have taken too much of this medicine, then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately. Symptoms of an overdose may be drowsiness, dilated pupils, red face, hallucinations, loss of control of bodily movements (ataxia), fits and in severe cases, coma and loss of heart function....
Missed a Dose
If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule.
Dr. Nikita Toshi
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Will Gravol Tablet make me feel sleepy?
A: Yes, this medicine can make you feel drowsy, sleepy and sometimes dizzy. Please consult your doctor before using it.
Q: Can Gravol Tablet help in vertigo?
A: Yes, It can help in relieving symptoms of vertigo, nonetheless, it is advised that you should consult your doctor before using it.
Q: Can I take Gravol Tablet with paracetamol?
A: There is no known adverse interaction between the two medicines, but it is advised that you should talk to your doctor about your medical condition and then take the medicines on his/her recommendation.
Q: Is Gravol Tablet a painkiller?
A: No, Gravol Tablet belongs to the class of antihistamines and antiemetic that relieves the discomfort like nausea and vomiting experienced during travelling (motion sickness).
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