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Overview

Introduction

Doxinate Forte Tablet is a combination of three medicines. This prescription medicine manages the feeling of nausea or vomiting during pregnancy. It blocks signals to reach the brain that trigger the feeling of nausea and vomiting.

Doxinate Forte Tablet is to be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. You can take it with or without food, preferably at a fixed time.

This medication may make you feel dizzy or sleepy, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. This medicine is generally well tolerated by patients. However, it may cause side effects like nausea, dryness of mouth, and lightheadedness. Before taking the medicine always consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are suffering from any severe stomach, liver, kidney disease, or any known disease. You must stop this medication and consult your doctor in case you encounter any allergic reactions such as skin rash, swelling, and itching.

Uses of Doxinate Tablet

Doxinate Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness

How to use Doxinate 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. Doxinate Forte Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Doxinate Tablet works

Doxinate Forte Tablet is a combination of three medicines: doxylamine, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and folic acid, 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. Folic is also a form of vitamin B which provides essential nutrients.

Doxinate Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Doxinate Forte Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxinate Forte Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxinate Forte 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 Doxinate Forte Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Doxinate Forte 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
Doxinate Forte Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxinate Forte Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxinate Forte Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxinate Forte Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Doxinate Forte Tablet helps treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women whose symptoms did not improved using diet and lifestyle changes. 
  • Take it on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not take it with other sedating medications such as cough and cold medications as the combination could worsen dizziness leading to falls or other accidents
  • Do not take Doxinate Forte Tablet while breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Doxinate?

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

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

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Doxinate 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. Can the use of Doxinate cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, one of the common side effects of Doxinate 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 Doxinate. Severe drowsiness can happen or it can become worse and cause falls or accidents.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Doxinate?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Doxinate. 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 the use of Doxinate cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Doxinate can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can a pregnant woman take Doxinate?

Yes, it is safe to take Doxinate in pregnant women. In fact, this medicine is used to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. It is mainly recommended to those women whose symptoms have not improved after changing their diet or using other non-medicine treatments.
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References
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