Medicine Overview of Folifact Tablet
Side Effects of Folifact are Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Lightheadedness, Drowsiness.
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. Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Doxylamine and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) which treat 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.
In Depth Information on Folifact Tablet
Folifact Tablet related warnings
Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Folifact 10mg/10mg 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 Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Folifact 10mg/10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Folifact Tablet
Folifact 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 Folifact cause drowsiness or sleepiness?
Yes, one of the common side effect of Folifact 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 Folifact. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse and may cause falls or accidents.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Folifact?
The use of Folifact is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking Folifact.
Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Folifact?
No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Folifact. This medicine can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your healthcare provider if you are advised to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Folifact 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 Folifact?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as 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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