Why is medication not the answer?
Dimenhydrinate or commonly known as Dramamine is one of the most famous medicines that can be bought over-the-counter (OTC) to help prevent the symptoms of motion sickness, which range from nausea and vomiting to dizziness. it is also used off-label to treat nausea and dizziness associated with inner ear conditions like Meniere's disease.
Many research recently have been warning for the side effects caused by Dimenhydrinate in the long run on your health
Dramamine is known to make you feel dizzy, and adding alcohol, very hot weather, exercise, or a fever into the mix, can make this effect worse. To help prevent dizziness, try not to jump up quickly after sitting or lying down, especially first thing in the morning. If you are feeling dizzy, try to sit or lie down right away.
If possible, avoid becoming overheated since you could have a heat stroke.
What are the side effects of Dimenhydrinate?
Drowsiness, constipation, blurred vision, or dry mouth/nose/throat may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To relieve dry mouth, suck (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute. If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including mental/mood changes (such as restlessness, confusion), fast/irregular heartbeat, shaking (tremor), difficulty urinating. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including seizures. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.