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Overview

Uses of Act Nvp Tablet

Act Nvp Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Act Nvp Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Act Nvp Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Act Nvp Tablet works

Act Nvp Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Doxylamine and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), which treats nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy. Doxylamine is an antihistamine which works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (histamine), thereby controlling nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is a form of vitamin B which possesses anti-nausea properties.

Act Nvp Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Act Nvp Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE
Act Nvp Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Lactation
Act Nvp Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Act Nvp Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Act Nvp Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Act Nvp Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Act Nvp Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Act Nvp Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Act Nvp Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Act Nvp Tablet helps treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
  • Take it on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
  • Act Nvp Tablet may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not take Act Nvp Tablet with other sedating medications such as those for cough and cold as the combination could worsen dizziness leading to falls or other accidents.
  • Do not take Act Nvp Tablet while breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. What is Act Nvp?

Act Nvp is a combination of two medicines: Doxylamine and Vitamin B6. This medicine is used to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women whose symptoms have not improved after changing their diet or using other non-medicine treatments. Doxylamine works by blocking the action of certain natural substances in the body that may cause nausea and vomiting. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is given as the deficiency of Vitamin B6 in the body could also be a factor in causing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

Q. Can the use of Act Nvp cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, one of the common side effect of Act Nvp is drowsiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention. Do not drink alcohol or take any medicines that may depress the central nervous system like cough and cold medicines, certain pain medicines, and medicines that help you sleep, while you are taking Act Nvp. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse and may cause falls or accidents.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Act Nvp?

The use of Act Nvp is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking Act Nvp.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Act Nvp?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Act Nvp. This medicine can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Act Nvp can cause increased side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of nausea or vomiting which is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the storage condition for the Act Nvp?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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