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Gravol is for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting. Sealed in blister strips for your protection. Only Gravol tablets have a unique FilmKote covering, a smooth coating which makes the tablets easy to swallow and eliminates any bitter aftertaste.
Adults: For relief of nausea, vomiting and/or dizziness, take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children 6 to 12 years: Take 1/2 to 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 3 tablets in 24 hours. For motion sickness, take the first dose at least 1/2 hour and preferably 1 or 2 hours before departure.
Each FilmKote tablet contains Dimenhydrinate U.S.P. 50 mg. Nonmedicinal Ingredients (alphabetical order): Alumina, Cellulose, FD & C Yellow 6, Lactose, Magnesium stearate, Polyethylene glycol, Silicon dioxide, Starch (corn), Talc, Titanium dioxide.
Do not exceed recommended dosage. May cause drowsiness, avoid driving a motor vehicle or performing tasks requiring mental alertness. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Do not take if you have: glaucoma, chronic lung disease, difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding unless directed by a physician. Do not take with other antihistamines, tranquillizers or any other sedating drugs without consulting a physician. May cause excitability, especially in children. Prolonged use should be only on physician's advice.