Vets do prescribe Dramamine for dogs to take care of their car sickness, but you also need to be aware of the possible side effect that this medication can do to your pet. The most common side effects of Dramamine for dogs include dry mouth, lethargy, sedation, and urine retention. More extreme side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and loss of appetite. If your dog experiences the severe side effects, make sure to bring your pet to the vet immediately.
There are instances when administering Dramamine is not ideal for your dog, but can be done after your pet’s vet agreed to it. Avoid giving your dog Dramamine if your dog is suffering from hypersensitivity or allergies to antihistamines, black neck obstruction, COPD, gastric outflow obstruction, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, pregnant or nursing, prostrate disease/enlarged prostate, seizure disorders, stomach/intestinal obstruction, and urinary obstruction.
Dramamine may also interact with other drugs like CSN depressants, anticholinergic drugs, anticoagulants (may lessen the effects), epinephrine (may enhance the effects), heparin, tranquilizers, sedatives, and warfarin.