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Gravol Adult Suppositories are primarily used for motion sickness-related nausea and vomiting. It can be indicated for nausea and vomiting associated with various conditions such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
Gravol adult suppositories contain dimenhydrinate and Dimenhydrinate belongs to a group of medications called antiemetics. It works by preventing problems with body balance.
Use and Dosage
Gravol Adult Suppository is inserted into the rectum and typically pushed in about 1 inch for adults. The usual adult dose for dimenhydrinate is 100 mg every 4 hours as needed, with a maximum dose of 400 mg within 24 hours.
To use Gravol Adult Suppository, follow these general steps:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Remove the suppository from the package and hold it with your fingers.
- Lie down on one side with your lower leg straightened out and your upper leg bent toward your stomach.
- Use your finger to gently insert the suppository into your rectum, pointed end first.
- Push the suppository in as far as it will go.
- Stay lying down for a few minutes to allow the medication to be absorbed.
- Wash your hands again with soap and water.
Use Gravol Adult Suppository exactly as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking dimenhydrinate regularly and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Gravol Adult Suppository (Dimenhydrinate - non-Rx):
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth, nose, or throat
- Excitement or hyperactivity (especially in children)
- New or worsening dizziness
- Problems with coordination
- Ringing in the ears
Serious Side Effects of Gravol Adult Suppository (Dimenhydrinate - non-Rx):
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty urinating
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Mental or mood changes
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
Forms and Strength
Gravol Adult Suppository (Dimenhydrinate - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Gravol Adult Suppository: Suppositories
- 100 mg
- Allergies: If you are allergic to dimenhydrinate or any of the other ingredients in Gravol, you should not use Gravol.
- Medical conditions: If you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, enlarged prostate, or a bowel obstruction, you may need to avoid using Gravol or use it with caution.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: do not use dimenhydrinate during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, as it may pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby.
- Alcohol and other medications: Gravol may interact with other medications or alcohol, causing increased drowsiness, dizziness, or other side effects. You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Gravol with other medications or alcohol.
- Drowsiness: Gravol can cause drowsiness, which can impair your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. You should avoid these activities until you know how Gravol affects you.
- Children: Gravol is not recommended for children under 2 years and should be used with caution in children under 12 years.
- Elderly: Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the side effects of Gravol, such as drowsiness, confusion, and urinary retention.
- Seizures: Gravol may lower the seizure threshold in some people, which may lead to an increased risk of seizures. You should talk to your doctor if you have a history of seizures or are taking medications that may lower the seizure threshold.
- Other medications: Gravol may interact with other medications, including sedatives, tranquilizers, and antidepressants. You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Gravol with other medications.
- Driving and operating machinery: Gravol can cause drowsiness and impair your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. You should avoid these activities until you know how Gravol affects you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Gravol Adult Suppository to start working?
The onset of action for Gravol Adult Suppository varies, but it usually takes effect within 30 minutes to an hour after use.
Can Gravol Adult Suppository be used for vertigo?
Dimenhydrinate can be used to relieve symptoms of vertigo.
Can Gravol Adult Suppository be used for seasickness?
Dimenhydrinate can be effective in preventing and treating seasickness.
Can Gravol Adult Suppository be used for migraine headaches?
Dimenhydrinate is not a recommended treatment option for migraine.
It's important to purchase Gravol Adult Suppository from verified Canadian pharmacy.