Frequently Asked Questions

About GRAVOL™

What is GRAVOL™?

GRAVOL™ is a non-prescription drug known as Dimenhydrinate. Dimenhydrinate is used to prevent and treat symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is suitable for both adults and children.

GRAVOL™ also offers a selection of products that contain Certified Organic Ginger, a traditional herbal medicine used for centuries to alleviate nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach.

Motion Sickness

What is motion sickness?

Motion sickness occurs when the movement sensed by your inner ear conflicts with the movement you see. It is a common condition that can occur when traveling by car, train, airplane, or boat. Motion sickness is also referred to as car sickness, sea sickness, or air sickness.

Relieving Symptoms

How can I relieve symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness?

GRAVOL™ provides a wide range of products to help prevent and alleviate these symptoms. You can find these products at local drug stores, grocery stores, mass merchandise retailers, or purchase them online. To make an online purchase, simply visit the product page you're interested in and click the "Buy now" button.

GRAVOL™ Immediate Release & Long Acting Caplets are specially designed with dual layer technology. The top layer dissolves instantly to provide quick relief, while the bottom layer ensures long-lasting relief for up to 12 hours.

Effectiveness and Dosage

How long does it take for GRAVOL™ to work?

For optimal results, it is recommended to take the first dose of GRAVOL™ at least 30 minutes, preferably 1 to 2 hours, before your departure. Always remember to read and follow the instructions on the label.

How often should I take GRAVOL™?

The recommended dosage varies depending on the specific GRAVOL™ product you are using.

- GRAVOL™ Liquid Gel Capsules 50mg: Adults should take 1 or 2 capsules every 4 hours as needed, with a maximum of 8 capsules in 24 hours. Do not exceed 6 capsules per day.

- GRAVOL™ Easy To Swallow Tablets 50mg: Adults can take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, with a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours. Do not exceed 6 tablets per day. Children aged 6 to 12 years can take 1/2 to 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 3 tablets in 24 hours.

- GRAVOL™ Quick Dissolve Chewable 50mg: Adults can take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, with a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children aged 6 to 12 years can take 1/2 to 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 3 tablets in 24 hours.

- GRAVOL™ Immediate Release & Long Acting Caplets 100mg: Dosage instructions for this product are not provided in the original text.

Remember to carefully follow the recommended dosage instructions for each GRAVOL™ product.

  • For adults, take 1 caplet every 8-12 hours as needed, with a maximum of 3 caplets in 24 hours.
  • GRAVOLTM Comfort-Shaped Suppositories 100 mg
    • For adults, use 1/2 to 1 rectal suppository every 6 to 8 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor.

For information on GRAVOLTM Kids or GRAVOLTM Ginger, please refer to the questions below or visit their respective product pages.

For any other dosage inquiries, please visit the product page and click on the dosage link or "view product label." Always read and follow the label.

How often should GRAVOLTM Kids be taken?

Dosage instructions vary depending on the specific GRAVOLTM Kids product being used.

  • GRAVOLTM Kids Quick Dissolve Chewable 15 mg
    • For children under 2 years, follow the doctor's instructions.
    • For children 2 to 6 years, chew 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 5 tablets in 24 hours.
    • For children 6 to 12 years, chew 2 tablets every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 10 tablets in 24 hours.
  • GRAVOLTM Kids Liquid 15 mg
    • For children under 2 years, follow the doctor's instructions.
    • For children 2 to 6 years, take 1 teaspoon (5 mL) every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 5 teaspoons (25 mL) in 24 hours.
    • For children 6 to 12 years, take 2 teaspoons (10 mL) every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 10 teaspoons (50 mL) in 24 hours.
  • GRAVOLTM Kids Comfort Shaped Suppositories 25 mg
    • For children under 2 years, follow the doctor's instructions.
    • For children 2 to 6 years, insert 1/2 to 1 rectal suppository. Do not repeat unless advised by a doctor.
    • For children 6 to 8 years, insert 1/2 to 1 rectal suppository every 8 to 12 hours or as recommended by a doctor.

For information on GRAVOLTM or GRAVOLTM Ginger, please refer to the questions below or visit their respective product pages.

For any other dosage inquiries, please visit the product page and click on the dosage link or "view product label." Always read and follow the label.

How often should GRAVOLTM Ginger be taken?

Dosage instructions vary depending on the specific GRAVOLTM Ginger product being used.

  • GRAVOLTM Ginger Liquid Gel Capsules
    • For adults and children 6 years and older, take 2 capsules every 4 hours, 1 to 3 times a day. Do not exceed 6 capsules in a day.
  • GRAVOL Ginger Tablets
    • For adults and children aged 6 and above: take 2 tablets every 4 hours, 1 to 3 times a day. Do not exceed 6 capsules within a day.
  • GRAVOL Ginger Chewable Lozenges
    • For adults and children aged 6 and above: take 2 lozenges every 4 hours, 1 to 3 times a day. Do not exceed 6 lozenges within a day.
  • GRAVOL Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever
    • For adults: Take 2 tablets every 6 hours, 1-3 times a day as needed. Do not exceed 6 tablets within a day.
  • GRAVOL Ginger Nighttime
    • For adults (19 years and older): take 2 tablets once a day, at or before bedtime. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after use. Consult a healthcare practitioner if using for more than 4 weeks.

Looking for information about GRAVOL or GRAVOL Kids? Please refer to the following questions or visit their dedicated product pages.

For any other inquiries about dosages, please visit the specific product page and click on the dosage link or "view product label." Always read and follow the label instructions.

What is a FilmKote tablet?

Our patented FilmKote coating is used in GRAVOL Easy to Swallow Tablets and GRAVOL Ginger tablets. This innovative coating ensures smooth and easy swallowing without any aftertaste or bitterness.

Where can I purchase GRAVOL?

GRAVOL products can be found in most major retailers throughout Canada.

GRAVOL and GRAVOL Kids products are exclusively sold in retailers with pharmacies and pharmacists present.

In addition to most retailers across Canada, select convenience stores and airports also carry GRAVOL Ginger products.

All GRAVOL products are available for online purchase. Please visit the product page and click the "Buy Now" button.

Are there GRAVOL products specifically designed for children?

Yes, we offer a range of GRAVOL products tailored for children:

  • GRAVOL Kids Quick Dissolve Chewable tablets, suitable for children aged 2-12 years. These tablets are easy to chew and require no water, making them convenient for any situation.
  • GRAVOL Kids Liquid, formulated for children aged 2-12 years. This is a suitable option for younger children as it does not require chewing.
  • GRAVOL Kids Comfort Shaped Suppositories, formulated for children aged 2-12 years. If a child is vomiting and unable to take oral medication, suppositories are the most appropriate solution.

Are GRAVOL Kids products free of dyes?

Yes, GRAVOLTM Kids Quick Dissolve Chewables and GRAVOLTM Kids Liquid do not contain any dyes.

What is GRAVOL™ Ginger?

GRAVOLTM Ginger offers an alternative option that does not cause drowsiness. It contains therapeutic levels of Certified Organic Ginger, which is effective in preventing and treating feelings of nausea and vomiting. Ginger has a long history as a herbal medicine and has been used for centuries to alleviate digestive discomfort, including loss of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia, and flatulent colic.

To discover more about the advantages of ginger, please refer to the article below.

How does GRAVOL™ Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever work?

GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever is a natural treatment for cold symptoms that does not cause drowsiness. Each tablet contains therapeutic levels of Certified Organic Ginger to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. It also consists of Willow Bark, which relieves headache, fever, and mild aches and pains.

• Ginger, a traditional herbal medicine, has been clinically proven to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. It also aids in relieving digestive discomfort such as loss of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia, and flatulent colic.

• Willow Bark is an herbal medicine used to alleviate headache, fever, and mild aches and pains.

What is the distinction between the different GRAVOL™ Ginger products?

Certified Organic Ginger is the primary active ingredient in all GRAVOLTM Ginger products. However, these two specific products contain additional active ingredients that offer unique benefits:

- GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever also includes Willow Bark. Traditionally used in herbal medicine, Willow Bark is effective in relieving headache, fever, and mild aches and pains.

- GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime also contains Melatonin as an active ingredient. It helps enhance the quality of sleep and alleviate the effects of jet lag.

Where are GRAVOL™ products manufactured?

All GRAVOLTM products, except for GRAVOLTM Ginger Lozenges and GRAVOLTM IM, are proudly manufactured in Canada. The majority of GravolTM products are produced in Montréal, Québec, Canada, while GRAVOLTM Liquid Gel products are manufactured in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. GRAVOLTM Ginger Lozenges and GRAVOLTM IM are produced in Germany.

Safety & Dosing

Are there any warnings for GRAVOL™ products?

Each GRAVOLTM product has specific warnings. Please refer to our product pages to determine which product is most suitable for you. If you require additional information or have special requirements, consult a healthcare professional to ensure the recommended dosage is appropriate for you. It is important to always read and follow the label.

How much GRAVOL™ should I take?

Each GRAVOLTM product has a recommended dosage.

- GRAVOLTM Liquid Gel Capsules 50 mg:

- Adults: Take 1 or 2 capsules every 4 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 8 capsules within 24 hours.

- GRAVOLTM Easy To Swallow Tablets 50 mg:

- Adults: Take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 8 tablets within 24 hours.

- Children aged 6 to 12 years: Take 1/2 to 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, up to a maximum of 3 tablets within 24 hours.

  • GRAVOLTM Quick Dissolve Chewable 50 mg
    • For adults, take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, with a maximum of 8 tablets in 24 hours.
    • For children aged 6 to 12 years, take 1/2 to 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 3 tablets in 24 hours.
  • GRAVOLTM Immediate Release & Long Acting Caplets 100 mg
    • For adults, take 1 caplet every 8-12 hours as needed, with a maximum of 3 caplets in 24 hours.
  • GRAVOLTM Comfort-Shaped Suppositories 100mg
    • For adults, use 1/2 to 1 rectal suppository every 6 to 8 hours as needed or as directed by a physician.

To obtain complete information, please consult the specific product page.

If you have questions about GRAVOLTM Kids or GRAVOLTM Ginger products, refer to the following queries:

What is the appropriate dosage for GRAVOL™ Kids™?

Each GRAVOLTM Kids product has its own recommended dosage.

  • GRAVOLTM Kids Quick Dissolve Chewable 15 mg
    • For children under 2 years, follow the instructions of a physician.
    • For children aged 2 to 6 years, chew 1 tablet every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 5 tablets in 24 hours.
    • For children aged 6 to 12 years, chew 2 tablets every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 10 tablets in 24 hours.
  • GRAVOLTM Kids Liquid 15 mg
    • For children under 2 years, follow the instructions of a physician.
    • For children aged 2 to 6 years, take 1 teaspoon (5 mL) every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 5 teaspoons (25 mL) in 24 hours.
    • For children aged 6 to 12 years, take 2 teaspoons (10 mL) every 6 to 8 hours as needed, with a maximum of 10 teaspoons (50 mL) in 24 hours.
  • GRAVOLTM Kids Comfort Shaped Suppositories 25 mg
    • For children under 2 years, follow the instructions of a physician.
    • For children aged 2 to 6 years, insert 1/2 to 1 rectal suppository. Repeat only as advised by a physician.
    • For children aged 6 to 8 years, insert 1/2 to 1 rectal suppository every 8 to 12 hours or as recommended by a physician.

For complete information, please refer to the dedicated product page.

If you need information about GRAVOLTM or GRAVOLTM Ginger products, see the preceding or subsequent question(s).

What is the appropriate dosage for GRAVOL™ Ginger?

Each GRAVOLTM Ginger product has specific dosage recommendations.

  • GRAVOLTM Ginger Liquid Gel Capsules
    • For adults and children over 6 years old, take 2 capsules every 4 hours, 1 to 3 times a day.
  • GRAVOLTM Ginger Tablets
    • For adults and children over 6 years old, take 2 tablets every 4 hours, 1 to 3 times a day.
  • GRAVOLTM Ginger Chewable Lozenges
    • For adults and children over 6 years old, take 2 lozenges every 4 hours, 1 to 3 times a day. Do not exceed 6 lozenges in a day.

Below are the revised versions of the provided text, with significant creative and linguistic divergence from the original while retaining the essence and original meaning:

1. GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever:

- For adults: Take 2 tablets every 6 hours, up to 3 times daily as required. Do not consume more than 6 tablets within a 24-hour period.

2. GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime:

- For adults (19 years and above): Consume 2 tablets once a day, either at or prior to bedtime. Refrain from operating vehicles or using machinery for at least 5 hours after ingestion. Consult a healthcare professional if using for more than 4 weeks.

For complete details, kindly refer to the respective product page.

If you have any queries regarding GRAVOLTM or GRAVOLTM Kids products, please consult the corresponding questions mentioned above.

- Is GRAVOL™ suitable for children?

We provide the following products specifically for children:

Children under 2 years old:

- We do not recommend GRAVOLTM products for children under the age of 2, unless prescribed by a medical professional.

Ages 2 – 12 years old:

- GRAVOLTM Kids Quick Dissolve Chewable

- GRAVOLTM Kids Liquid

- GRAVOLTM Kids Comfort Shaped Suppositories

Ages 6 and above:

- GRAVOLTM Quick Dissolve Chewable

- GRAVOLTM Easy To Swallow Tablets

- GRAVOLTM Ginger Liquid Gel Capsules

- GRAVOLTM Ginger Chewable Lozenges

- GRAVOLTM Ginger Tablets

Before administering any medication to children, please ensure that you carefully read and follow the instructions on the label.

- Can I use expired GRAVOL™ products?

We strongly advise against using any GRAVOLTM products beyond their expiration date.

- Are there any contraindications with GRAVOL™ products?

Yes, certain GRAVOLTM products have contraindications. For details, please visit the respective product page and click on the "Cautions" section to review the contraindications for each product. Always read and follow the instructions on the label.

- Are there any warnings for GRAVOL™ Ginger products?

Yes, please visit the specific GRAVOLTM Ginger product page for comprehensive information regarding contraindications, marked as warnings and precautions. To ensure the suitability of the product for you, it is crucial to carefully read and adhere to the instructions on the label. Please note that GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever is intended for adults aged 18 and above, while GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime is recommended for adults aged 19 and above.

- Is there a daily limit for ginger consumption?

In general, it is advised not to exceed a daily intake of 4 grams of ginger, including ginger from dietary sources such as ginger soda, ginger snaps, and gingerbread. GRAVOLTM Ginger products contain 20 mg of organic ginger extract, which is equivalent to 340 mg of dried ginger root and 5 mg of gingerol.

For detailed information on ingredients and dosing, please visit the product page of any GRAVOLTM Ginger product.

- Can GRAVOL™ Ginger be taken for prolonged periods or is it only for temporary use?

Please adhere to the recommended dosage and consult a healthcare professional for further guidance.

- Are there any warnings for GRAVOL™ Ginger Multi-Symptom Cold & Fever?

Please refer to the specific GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-Symptom Cold & Fever product page for comprehensive information on contraindications under the warnings and caution sections. To ensure the product is suitable for you, please read and follow the instructions on the label. Kindly note that this particular product is indicated for adults aged 18 and above.

Certainly! Please visit the product page for the GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever for a comprehensive overview of precautions and advice.

Do GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-Symptom Cold & Fever have any contraindications?

Indeed, for more information on contraindications related to warnings and precautions, please visit the product page for GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-Symptom Cold & Fever. To ensure suitability, it is essential to read and adhere to the instructions on the label.

Are there any precautions to consider when using Willow Bark?

Absolutely, Willow Bark is an active component in the GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever product. Historically used in herbal medicine, Willow Bark offers relief from headaches, fever, and mild aches and pains. For more details on precautions and warnings, please refer to the product page.

Are there any warnings regarding GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime?

Certainly, for more information on warnings and precautions, please visit the product page dedicated to GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime.

Do GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime have any contraindications?

GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime contains Melatonin as its active ingredient and should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding. To ensure suitability, it is vital to read and follow the instructions on the label.

Ingredients

What is Dimenhydrinate?

Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine used for preventing and treating nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It serves as the active ingredient in all GRAVOLTM and GRAVOLTM Kids products. It's important to note that Dimenhydrinate is not present in GRAVOLTM Ginger products, as the active ingredient in those is ginger.

What exactly is ginger?

Ginger is the primary active ingredient within GRAVOLTM Ginger products. Traditionally used in herbal medicine, ginger root provides relief from various digestive issues including loss of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia, and flatulent colic. It has also been utilized in herbal medicine as an expectorant to alleviate bronchitis and colds. The primary active components in ginger are gingerols, which have been scientifically proven to prevent motion sickness-related nausea and vomiting.

For further knowledge on ginger, please refer to the following article.

What are the healing properties of ginger?

Ginger's key compounds consist of aromatic essential oils, antioxidants, and the pungent oleo-resin. These aromatic or pungent substances, known as gingerols, shogaols, and zingerone, are responsible for most of ginger's medicinal properties. Within the digestive system, ginger's pungent compounds reduce nausea and vomiting.

How much ginger is present in each GRAVOLTM Ginger product?

GRAVOLTM Ginger products boast a highly concentrated ginger formula. Each product contains 20 mg of organic ginger extract, 5 mg of gingerol, and the equivalent of 340 mg of dried ginger root. Proudly made in Canada, GRAVOLTM Ginger is crafted from the finest naturally sourced, Certified Organic Ginger.

What is Willow Bark?

Willow Bark is one of the active ingredients found in GRAVOLTM Ginger Multi-symptom Cold & Fever. It is derived from the bark of various willow tree species and has traditionally been employed in herbal medicine for relieving low back pain, fevers associated with the common cold, and headache relief.

What are the healing properties of Willow Bark?

Willow Bark aids in pain reduction and inflammation alleviation. Researchers believe that Willow Bark's chemical compound, salicin, is responsible for these effects. Additional components of Willow Bark have also been identified as possessing fever-reducing properties. White willow bark contains salicin, a chemical similar to acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin). In fact, salicin served as the foundation for the development of Aspirin, showcasing its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory qualities.

What is Melatonin?

Melatonin is one of the active ingredients in GRAVOLTM Ginger Nighttime Tablets. This hormone is naturally present in the body and is connected to regulating sleep-wake cycles. Melatonin supplements are used to improve sleep quality, counteract the impact of jet lag, and increase total sleep time in individuals with disrupted sleep patterns.

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