What are the risks of taking dimenhydrinate?

In addition to allergic reaction and possible side effects when taking Dimenhydrinate, certain risks are involved. Be careful to discuss all medications and medical conditions with your doctor because Dimenhydrinate may interact in certain circumstances. Dimenhydrinate may cause you to become dizzy or drowsy so you should use extra caution. Do not operate heavy machinery or drive until you understand how Dimenhydrinate may affect you. Dimenhydrinate may interact with alcohol or sedatives, so do not take simultaneously. Becoming overheated while taking Dimenhydrinate may cause heat stroke. You should take extra precaution with the elderly, children, and a woman who is pregnant or nursing.

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