Dramenex Dosage

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Dosage of Dramenex in details

The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.
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Dramenex Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 50 mg/mL; 50 mg; 12.5 mg/5 mL; 12.5 mg/4 mL

The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Motion Sickness

-IM: 50 mg every 4 hours injected intramuscularly as needed; Maximum Dose: 100 mg every 4 hours

-IV: 50 mg every 4 hours injected intravenously over a period of 2 minutes; Maximum Dose: 100 mg every 4 hours

-Oral: 50 to 100 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours; Maximum Dose: 400 mg in 24 hours

Comments:

-For IV administration: Each mL (50 mg) must be diluted in 10 mL of 0.9% sodium chloride injection.

-The first dose should be taken one-half to one hour before starting activity.

-The injectable form is indicated when the oral form is impractical.

Use: Prevention and treatment of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or vertigo associated with motion sickness.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Motion Sickness

IM: 1.25 mg/kg OR 37.5 mg/m2 injected intramuscularly 4 times a day; Maximum Dose: 300 mg/day

Oral:

-Age 2 to 5: 12.5 to 25 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours; Maximum Dose: 75 mg in 24 hours

-Age 6 to 11: 25 to 50 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours; Maximum Dose: 150 mg in 24 hours

-Age 12 and older: 50 to 100 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours; Maximum Dose: 400 mg in 24 hours

Comments:

-The first dose should be taken one-half to one hour before starting activity.

-The injectable form is indicated when the oral form is impractical.

Use: Prevention and treatment of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or vertigo associated with motion sickness.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Do not use in patients younger than 2 years unless directed by a doctor.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration Advice:

-The solution form should not be injected intra-arterially.

Storage Requirements:

-This drug should be protected from moisture and stored at 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (68 to 77 Fahrenheit).

General:

-Overdosage: Convulsions, coma, respiratory depression, and drowsiness may occur with overdosage. There is no specific antidote; the manufacturer product information should be consulted for drugs that may be used to treat overdosage effects.

-In mice, the oral LD50 is 203 mg/kg and the intraperitoneal LD50 is 149 mg/kg; the LD50 in rats is 1,320 mg/kg.

-There is no human data indicating this drug is a carcinogen or mutagen.

Patient Advice:

-Avoid alcoholic drinks, sedatives, and tranquilizers while taking this drug.

-This drug may cause side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness that can affect your ability to perform certain activities; avoid driving and potentially hazardous activities such as operating machinery until you know how this drug affects you.

-If overdosage occurs, get immediate medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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What other drugs will affect Dramenex?

Dramenex may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine unless your doctor approves.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Dramenex. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Dramenex interactions

Interactions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Dramenex, it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.
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The absorption of oral medications may be decreased during the concurrent use of scopolamine because of decreased gastric motility and delayed gastric emptying.

Dramenex should be used with care in patients taking other drugs that are capable of causing CNS effects such as sedatives, tranquilizers, or alcohol. Special attention should be paid to potential interactions with drugs having anticholinergic properties; e.g., other belladonna alkaloids, antihistamines (including meclizine), tricyclic antidepressants, and muscle relaxants.

Laboratory Test Interactions

Dramenex will interfere with the gastric secretion test.

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Dramenex are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Dramenex. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

3 consumers reported frequency of use

How frequently do I need to take Dramenex?
It was reported by ndrugs.com website users that Dramenex should ideally be taken Once in a day as the most common frequency of the Dramenex. You should you adhere strictly to the instructions and guidelines provided by your doctor on how frequently this Dramenex should be taken. Get another patient's view on how frequent the capsule should be used by clicking here.
Users%
Once in a day2
66.7%
4 times in a day1
33.3%


8 consumers reported doses

What doses of Dramenex drug you have used?
The drug can be in various doses. Most anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive drugs, pain killers, or antibiotics are in different low and high doses and prescribed by the doctors depending on the severity and demand of the condition suffered by the patient. In our reports, ndrugs.com website users used these doses of Dramenex drug in following percentages. Very few drugs come in a fixed dose or a single dose. Common conditions, like fever, have almost the same doses, e.g., [acetaminophen, 500mg] of drug used by the patient, even though it is available in various doses.
Users%
11-50mg7
87.5%
51-100mg1
12.5%


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