Generic Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
Dramamine
Dramamine affects certain receptors in central nervous system to treat dizziness, nausea, vomiting caused by sea and air sickness.
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Product Description
Common use

Dramamine is used to treat sea and air sickness, Meniere's disease, to prevent and treat symptoms of vestibular and labyrinth disorders (dizziness, nausea, vomiting, except for symptoms caused by anticancer chemotherapy). Active substance of the drug is Dimenhydrinate, it blocks histamine H1-receptors and m-cholinergic receptors of central nervous system, inhibits hyperstimulated functioning of the labyrinth. Dramamine reduces dizziness, has antiemetic, anti-vomiting, sedative, and mild anti-allergic effect. The results of its action are manifested in 20-30 minutes and continue for 4-6 hours



Dosage and direction

To prevent sea or air sickness take Dramamine at least 30 minutes before the planned trip. Adults and adolescents under 14 years of age should take 50-100 mg, children between 2-6 years of age should take 25-50 mg, and children between 7-14 years should take 50 mg dose of Dramamine. For vestibular disorders adults should take 50-100 mg (each for hours if necessary) but not more than 400 mg a day; for children reduction of the dose is needed. Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take with a full glass of water.



Precautions

This medicine may change your ability to concentrate attention, to drive, and operate machinery. Be especially cautious performing any hazardous activities or refuse from doing it due to possible dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision caused by Dramamine. Limit intake of alcoholic beverages as it increases drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking dimenhydrinate.



Contraindications

Dramamine cannot be used in the patients with hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, asthma, epilepsy and in children under two years of age.



Possible side effect

Besides possible allergic reaction (facial swelling, hives, rash) Dramamine may cause drowsiness or dizziness, restlessness, tiredness, insomnia, inability to concentrate attention, excitation, nervousness, or insomnia, blurred or double vision, weakness of night and color vision, accommodation disorders, dry mouth, nose, or throat, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, difficulty urinating, or an irregular or fast heartbeat. If you experience side effects listed above and they become bothersome inform your doctor about it.



Drug interaction

Dramamine enhances the effects of atropine, tricyclic antidepressants, catecholamines, barbiturates, alcohol, sedatives and hypnotics, neuroleptics, weakens - corticosteroids, anticoagulants. Response to apomorphine is diminised by Dramamine. Dimenhydrinate also reduces depressive effect of acetylcholine on the heart muscle. Concomitant use of Dramamine with bismuth, scopolamine, anesthetics and psychotropic drugs make vision disorders more likely to occur. Dramamine is incompatible with ototoxic antibiotics (viomitsin, amikacin, streptomycin, neomycin, kanamycin) and may cause the development of irreversible hearing loss.



Missed dose

Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the medicine according to the schedule.



Overdose

Dramamine overdose symptoms may include fatigue, drowsiness, headache, dizziness, itching and skin vasodilation, mydriasis (excessive dilation of the pupil), slow reaction of pupils to light, accommodation disturbances, nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), amyotonia and tendon reflexes, urinary retention, tachycardia, changes in blood pressure. Symptoms of depressed central nervous system caused by Dramamine may include slurred speech, orientation in time and space, ataxia, coma, respiratory depression, excitation of the central nervous system; in children hallucinations, convulsions, and death may occur.



Storage

Store Dramamine at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture and heat.



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Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.