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Diphenidol HCl oral
DIPHENIDOL HCL - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

DIPHENIDOL HCL - ORAL

(dye-FEN-eh-dole)

Uses

This medication controls dizziness and nausea and vomiting. It is used in Meniere's disease, ear surgery and ear disorders. This medication should not be used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth exactly as prescribed. Do not take this more often or increase your dose without consulting your doctor. Your condition will not improve any faster but the risk of side effects may be increased.

Side Effects

Headache, stomach upset, dry mouth, blurred vision, sleep disturbances and drowsiness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: hallucinations, confusion, disorientation, depression, skin rash, increased stimulation. This medication may cause drowsiness. Use caution operating machinery or engaging in activities requiring alertness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, ulcers, stomach or bowel disorders, prostate trouble, glaucoma, heart disease, any allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Limit intake of alcohol while taking this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

Try to take each dose at the scheduled time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.