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Emestat OD Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Emestat OD Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed 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.

Emestat OD Tablet is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body.

Some of the side effects of Emestat OD Tablet are dizziness, stomach pain, constipation, etc. To overcome wit the side effects, you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of any liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided during the treatment.

Uses of Emestat Tablet

Side effects of Emestat Tablet

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

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

How Emestat Tablet works

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

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Quick Tips

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

Patient Concerns

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Small hypoechoic pocket approx 1.2* 0.7 cm. NEAR THE GESTATIONAL SACI am having hucog + pregtac weeklyFolvite, ecosprin, dolvdin retard and emestatPregnancy is 7 weeksWould you advice ecosprin to continue for such condition
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
But for 7 weeks it is not good
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
Gynaecologist
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
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FAQs

Q. What is Emestat?

Emestat 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 Emestat cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

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

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

The use of Emestat 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 Emestat.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Emestat?

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

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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References
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