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Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet

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Introduction

Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of nausea or vomiting during pregnancy. It blocks signals to reach the brain that trigger the feeling of nausea and vomiting.

Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dryness in the mouth, constipation, and lightheadedness. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine can also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Uses of Doxizest Tablet

Benefits of Doxizest Tablet

In Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick during pregnancy. This medicine helps you cope up with nausea or vomiting that occurs due to hormonal changes during pregnancy and helps you complete the term without much discomfort. It is a very safe and effective medicine. It also contains nutritional supplements that improve your baby’s immune system, enhance baby’s brain development and also help reduce nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

Side effects of Doxizest Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Doxizest

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness

How to use Doxizest 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. Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Doxizest Tablet works

Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg 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 Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg 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
Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg 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 Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet while breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet?

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 Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet 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 Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, one of the common side effects of Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet 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 Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet. Severe drowsiness can happen or it can become worse and cause falls or accidents.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet. 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 Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet 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 Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet?

Yes, it is safe to take Doxizest 20mg/20mg/5mg Tablet 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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