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Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Doxyla B6 Tablet

Doxyla B6 Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Doxyla B6 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. Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Doxyla B6 Tablet works

Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 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.

Doxyla B6 Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE
Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Lactation
Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 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 Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet helps treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
  • Take it on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
  • Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not take Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg 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 Doxyla B6 Forte 20 mg/20 mg Tablet while breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Doxyla B6

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My wife is 13 week pregnent her docter change her tablet from mvista to doxynate plus me I know the reason is both tablet aee same. Docter asked to taje doxynate plus 2 tablet at bed time.please suggest.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Doxynate is tablet to stop vomiting dear. It is ok to take them at bed time. It is widely recommended to take for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
Homocysteine tested more than 40. also Vit D3 deficient any relation in above? how do i decrease the Homocysteine levels? any supplement available for good heart health. i am overweight btw will try to shed weight too
Dr. Ajeet Singh
Heart Specialist
Vit B12 or B6 or folic acid deficiencies can increase Homocystein which increased cardiac risk. Start taking folic acid & B12 B6 diet. Go for lipid profile cardiac evaluation
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FAQs

Q. What is Doxyla B6?

Doxyla B6 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 Doxyla B6 cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

Yes, one of the common side effect of Doxyla B6 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 Doxyla B6. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse and may cause falls or accidents.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Doxyla B6?

The use of Doxyla B6 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 Doxyla B6.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Doxyla B6?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Doxyla B6. 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 Doxyla B6 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 Doxyla B6?

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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