Gravol is a medication you can take for nausea and vomitting.
Gravol is generally safe for anyone to take, but beware that in can cause drowsiness.
Gravol usually comes in a 50mg pill. You can also find equivalent non-brandname versions of Gravol (“dimenhydrinate”) that are usually less expensive.
Adults can take up to 50mg of Gravol every 6 hours, as needed:
- i.e. take ONE of the 50mg tablets every 6 hours.
Children’s doses are based on their weight. Be sure you know your child’s weight.
Children’s Gravol may come in many different strengths and forms. Be sure you look on the bottle to know what form you are using. The most common forms are:
“Liquid Gravol” – contains 15mg of Gravol per 5ml.
“Chewable Tablets” – contain 15mg of Gravol per tablet.
The doses recommended on the package is usually less than your child can actually take.
THE PROPER DOSE FOR GRAVOL IN CHILDREN IS:
- 1mg per kilogram body weight every 6 hours as needed.
- Up to a maximum of 50mg per dose.