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food interaction for DIMET PLUS OD

alcohol interaction for DIMET PLUS OD

pregnancy interaction for DIMET PLUS OD

lactation interaction for DIMET PLUS OD

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Dimet plus od tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Dimet plus od tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Dimet plus od tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Doxylamine or doxylamine succinate is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep). It also controls sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other symptoms of cold or allergy. It is also used for morning sickness (pregnancy related nausea-vomiting).

How it works

Doxylamine belongs to a class of drugs called as antihistaminic. It acts by blocking the effects of the mainly chemical histamine and few others in the body, which are responsible for the symptoms of allergies, cold and morning sickness. It also causes drowziness and helps in falling a sleep.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Confusion, Constipation, Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Headache, Altered heart rate, Muscle pain, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Skin rash, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular, Vision disorder
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)(20mg)


It is used for the treatment and prevention of vitamin B6 deficiency. It is important for the breakdown of protein, fats, and carbohydrates from foods.

How it works

Vitamin B6, principally in its biologically active coenzyme form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, is involved in a wide range of biochemical reactions, including the metabolism of amino acids and glycogen, the synthesis of nucleic acids, hemogloblin, sphingomyelin and other sphingolipids, and the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Tightness sensation, Headache, Nausea, Sleepiness, Stomach upset, Pricking sensation, Tingling sensation
Folic Acid(5mg)


Folic acid is used for the treatment of: anemia due to folic acid deficiency caused by poor diet, poor absorption of food or increased requirement of folate in the body (as in pregnancy). For prevention of: folate deficiency caused by some medicines and folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis.

How it works

Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and is necessary for the normal production and maturation of red blood cells.

Common side effects

Shortness of breath, Itching, Rash, Skin redness


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Expert advice for DIMET PLUS OD

Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine. Inform your doctor before taking the medicine:
  • If you have glaucoma (raised pressure in the eye), asthma, bronchitis (inflammation of air passages), emphysema (blocking of air flow to the lungs) or other chronic lung diseases.
  • If you have problems with urination or an enlarged prostate.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
Do not try strenuous exercise in hot weather, since doxylamine can decrease sweating. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine as it may cause drowsiness.Do not take alcohol with this medication as it may increase drowsiness.Do not give the medicine to children less than 6 years of age.

Frequently asked questions for DIMET PLUS OD


Q. Is doxylamine addictive/habit-forming?
Doxylamine, if used improperly or for a long-time may cause addiction.
Q. Is doxylamine a blood-thinner/anticholinergic/sleep aid?
Doxylamine is not a blood-thinner. But is does have anticholinergic property. It induces sleep and hence, is prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia as a sleep aid.
Q. Is doxylamine safe?
Yes. Doxylamine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is doxylamine the same as diphenhydramine?
No. Doxylamine and diphenhydramine are two different drugs from the same class called antihistamines.
Q. Can I take doxylamine with ibuprofen, prednisone, pseudoephedrine, Zyrtec, citalopram, or Benadryl?
Yes. Doxylamine can be taken with ibuprofen, prednisone, pseudoephedrine, Zyrtec (cetrizine), citalopram, or Benadryl if prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Does doxylamine cause weight-gain, drowsiness, high blood pressure, dementia, diarrhea, tiredness, or Alzheimer’s disease?
Doxylamine may cause drowsiness, tiredness, diarrhea, or increase the blood pressure. However, it does not cause weight gain, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Q. Can I take doxylamine succinate if I have high blood pressure?
Doxylamine may cause increase in blood pressure if you already suffer from hypertension. It is advisable to consult your doctor before use.
Q. Is Doxylamine a narcotic drug?
No. Doxylamine is not a narcotic drug. 

Folic Acid

Q. Does folic acid contain iron?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins. 

Q. Can I take folic acid with iron supplement?
It does not contain iron and can be taken with iron supplement.
Q. Does vitamin D have folic acid?
Folic acid is a component of the B group of vitamins and it does not have Vitamin D.
Q. Is folic acid good for everyone/skin/health/polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)/hair loss/anemia?
Everyone needs folic acid for good health. It is good for skin, hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and anemia. However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the use of folic acid.
Q. What is Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB tablet used for?
Folvite/ Fol123/ Folvite MB are the trade names for active drug folic acid. Folvite contains only folic acid which is a component of the B group of vitamins. While Fol123/ Folvite MB, in addition to folic acid also has other forms of vitamin B.  In addition folic acid is also used for prevention of folate deficiency caused by some medicines (e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital and primidone used to treat epilepsy), folate deficiency caused by long-term red blood cell damage or kidney dialysis However, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid.
Q. How long can I take folic acid for?
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration.
Q. Does folic acid have side effects increase weight/acidity?
Folic acid may have rare side effect like acidity, while it has no known effect on weight gain.
Q. Can I take folic acid with birth control?
Folic acid supplementation does not affect birth control, and can be taken if you are suffering from anemia due to folic acid deficiency However, always follow the advice of the doctor regarding the dose and duration of use of folic acid.
Q. Can I take folic acid with methotrexate/warfarin/calcium/metformin/antibiotics?
Folic acid may interact with medicines such as methotrexate/sulfonamide antibiotics (sulfasalazine, cotrimoxazole etc). It has no known effect if taken with warfarin/calcium/ metformin.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)