Dramamine
Generic Dramamine (Dimenhydrinate)
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.



Disclaimer

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Antivirals

A virus is a microscopic biological parasite that can multiply inside the living cells of the host. Outside the host cells the viruses consists of virions that may range in different size and forms. Some of the virions are so small that their size does not exceed the size of ribosomes, while the viruses such as vaccinia virus that are much larger than the most of the bacteria. Each virions consists of capsid that has a protein origin. The capsid helps to protect the contents of the viruses, determines what type of the host cells can attach and affect. Some of the viruses also contain lipids and carbohydrates that are compounds of the host cells. The interior core consist of the genetic material(DNA and RNA chains).

Virals infection begins when the virion attaches to the specific receptors on the surface of the host cells. For example HIV viruses binds to the CCR5 located on the lymphocytes. Then the virus penetrates into the cells and begins to reproduce. The virus replicates the genome and produces new proteins that form new cores and capsids.

Currently there are known more than 2000 of different viruses that may cause a viral infection. The viruses are spread in different ways. Some viruses are spread by insects, usually blood-sucking insects. Other such as influenza are spread through the air from one person to another. There are viruses that are transmitted through the blood, by the faecal-oral route(norovirus) and during sexual intercourse(HIV).

The preparations that are used for the treatment of virals infections called antiviral agents. The most known of them are Zovirax(acyclovir) and Valrex(valacyclovir). These medicines fit into the viral DNA(genetic material) and block its replication. As a result the viruses are unable to replicate and infection goes away. Zovirax and Valtrex are effective against Herpes simplex type 1 and 2, Varicella zoster(Chickenpox).

The transmission of viruses can also be prevented through the vaccines that contains the weakened or dead virions. Vaccines help the organism to produce antibodies that neutralizes viruses. Unfortunately, there are not available vaccines for the all types of viruses. For example, the vaccine for the HIV viruses is still not found.

Some people think that viruses can also be treated by antibiotics. However, antibiotics are used only for the treatment of the infections caused by bacteria and are useless for the viral infections.