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Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet is a combination medicine used to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It prevents the feeling of nausea and sickness in pregnant women. It also provides nutrition to the body.

Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are dizziness, stomach pain, constipation, etc. To cope up with the side effects, you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine for any health condition. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive dizziness, also can harm the baby in the womb. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet. To avoid nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, you may drink lemon-infused water.  You can also add salad sprinkled with black salt to your diet. Visit your doctor regularly for laboratory and diagnostic tests as per advice.

Uses of Doxeva OD Tablet

Side effects of Doxeva OD Tablet

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Lightheadedness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax, as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptom. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Doxeva OD 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. Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Doxeva OD Tablet works

Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet helps treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
  • Take it on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
  • Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not take Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg 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 Doxeva OD 20mg/20mg Tablet while breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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I am in the first month of pregnancy and I am experiencing nausea, vomiting, stomach pain (moderate to severe) as well as discomfort. Current medications is Susten SR 200 (OD), Duvadilan retard (OD), Doxinate (BD), Folverine D (OD), Fertigyn 500 (1 amp weekly) and aciloc 150 (BD). What should I do to ease my situation. Please suggest
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The med suggested are to support of pregnancy and for acidity and nausea and vomiting. Continue the same. You can upgrade the med for vomiting after consulting your
I have lower back pain for 3 years. And also below neck.some times pain may increase till thigh.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Mild disc disease Start cap duzela 20mg od
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FAQs

Q. What is Doxeva OD?

Doxeva OD 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 Doxeva OD cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, one of the common side effect of Doxeva OD 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 Doxeva OD. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse and may cause falls or accidents.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Doxeva OD?

The use of Doxeva OD 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 Doxeva OD.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Doxeva OD?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Doxeva OD. 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 Doxeva OD 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 Doxeva OD?

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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