Dramamine for Kids Side Effects
Generic Name: dimenhydrinate
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 Kids.
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 for Kids) 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
The most frequently reported adverse reaction is drowsiness.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Tachycardia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Skin rash[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, epigastric distress, nausea[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Difficult or painful urination[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Anorexia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, excitation[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Blurred vision[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Lassitude[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Nervousness, restlessness, insomnia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Dry nose, dry throat, thickening of bronchial secretions[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
Some side effects of Dramamine for Kids may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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