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Gravol Baby is an over-the-counter medication to prevent vomiting or treat diarrhea in children, especially those under the age of two. The active ingredient in Gravol is dimenhydrinate. It works by affecting the vomiting center in the brain, which can help to alleviate these symptoms.
Use and Dosage
Gravol Baby Suppository is inserted into the rectum and typically pushed in about a half inch for Baby. The suppository should be inserted into the rectum and allowed to dissolve. Do not exceed the recommended dose or use for more than a few days without consulting a healthcare provider.
To use Gravol Baby Suppositories, follow these general instructions:
- Remove the suppository from the packaging and hold it in your hand for a minute to warm it up. This will make it easier to insert.
- Lay your baby on their side with their lower leg straight and their upper leg bent forward. You can also lay them flat on their back with their legs raised and bent at the knees.
- Gently insert the pointed end of the suppository into your baby's rectum (anus), pointing it towards the belly button. Insert it about half an inch to an inch, depending on your child's age and size. You may want to use a lubricant such as petroleum jelly to make insertion easier.
- Hold the buttocks together to prevent the suppository from slipping out.
- Wait at least 10-20 minutes before changing your baby's diaper or allowing them to go to the bathroom.
Use Gravol baby 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 Baby (Dimenhydrinate - non-Rx):
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
Serious Side Effects of Gravol Baby (Dimenhydrinate - non-Rx):
- Respiratory depression, especially in cases of overdose or accidental ingestion by children
Forms and Strength
Gravol Baby (Dimenhydrinate - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Gravol Baby: Suppositories
- 25 mg
- Consult a medical professional before using Gravol Baby Suppositories, especially in infants or young children.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose.
- Wait at least 10-20 minutes before changing the baby's diaper or allowing them to go to the bathroom after inserting the suppository.
- Suppositories should only be used rectally and should not be taken orally.
- Some potential side effects of Gravol include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, and blurred vision.
- While no specific long-term effects of Gravol on babies have been reported, follow the proper dosage and use instructions to avoid any potential risks or side effects.
- Gravol (dimenhydrinate) is an antihistamine medication that can cause drowsiness and sedation. Therefore, it should be used cautiously in infants and young children, as they may be more sensitive to its effects.
- Gravol may cause dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, and other side effects. These side effects may be more common in infants and young children. If these side effects occur, inform the healthcare provider.
- Gravol baby suppositories should not be used for more than a few days without consulting a healthcare provider, as prolonged use or overdose may cause serious side effects.
- Gravol baby suppositories should be stored in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children. Follow the storage instructions on the package label and dispose of expired medication properly.
- Gravol may interact with other medications, including those used to treat depression, anxiety, seizures, and other conditions. Inform the healthcare provider about all medications that the baby is taking before using Gravol.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Gravol Baby Suppositories to work?
The onset of action of Gravol Baby Suppositories may vary depending on several factors, including the child's age, weight, and overall health.
Can Gravol Baby Suppositories be used if the child is vomiting?
It may be used if the child is already vomiting and no longer able to take oral medication.
It's important to purchase Gravol Baby from verified Canadian pharmacy.