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Overview

Introduction

Flora L OD 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.

Flora L OD 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 Flora L OD Tablet

Side effects of Flora L OD Tablet

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Lightheadedness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax, as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptom. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

How to use Flora L OD 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. Flora L OD Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Flora L OD Tablet works

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

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Quick Tips

  • Flora L OD 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 Flora L OD Tablet while breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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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
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
Suggest treatment for pregnancy nausea vomiting, even after taking doxinate od
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take Syp vomitab 10 ml twice before meal, of Charak company
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Flora L OD?

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 Flora L OD 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 Flora L OD cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

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

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Flora L OD?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Flora L OD. 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 Flora L OD cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Flora L OD 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 Flora L OD?

Yes, it is safe to take Flora L OD 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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