What is Doxylamine–Pyridoxine used for?
Doxylamine–Pyridoxine is used to treat as well as prevent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It contains two medications: Doxylamine (an antihistamine) and Pyridoxine (a form of vitamin B6). This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine?
The dosage of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Doxylamine–Pyridoxine by mouth.
What if you miss a dose of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Doxylamine–Pyridoxine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Doxylamine–Pyridoxine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Doxylamine–Pyridoxine?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Doxylamine–Pyridoxine can interact with narcotic pain relievers, antidepressants, and cough or cold preparations.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine?
Like other medicines, Doxylamine–Pyridoxine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Doxylamine–Pyridoxine can cause side effects such as headache, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion and irritability. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Doxylamine–Pyridoxine.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Doxylamine–Pyridoxine?
Is it possible for me to take Doxylamine–Pyridoxine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Doxylamine–Pyridoxine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine?
How will Doxylamine–Pyridoxine work in my body?
How should Doxylamine–Pyridoxine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Doxylamine–Pyridoxine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.