Dimenhydrinate is primarily prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting in cats and dogs caused by motion sickness. This drug may also be used to treat other conditions such as idiopathic vestibular syndrome.
If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue as normal. Ensure two doses are not administered together.
I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?
All medicines have potential side effects but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Possible side effects include: tiredness, drowsiness, dry mouth and/or not passing urine. Less common side effects may include: diarrhea, vomiting and a lack of appetite. Contact your vet if you notice anything unusual or side effects become troublesome.
Ensure this medication kept out of children’s reach. This medicine should be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat or direct sunlight.
Possible drug interactions
Ensure your vet is aware of any other medication you are giving your pet. Drug interaction is not uncommon when two differing medications are prescribed. The following drugs can potentially interact with dimenhydrinate: other CNS depressants, heparin, warfarin, epinephrine, and anticholinergic drugs.