Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Doxipreg Tablet

Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

Doxipreg Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Doxipreg 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. Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Doxipreg Tablet works

Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg 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.

Doxipreg Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE
Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Lactation
Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg 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 Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is used to 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.
  • Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not take Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet 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 Doxipreg 10 mg/10 mg Tablet while breastfeeding.

FAQs

Q. What is Doxipreg?

Doxipreg 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 Doxipreg cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

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

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

The use of Doxipreg 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 Doxipreg.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Doxipreg?

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

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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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