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Odsun Tablet


Overview

Odsun Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness

How to use Odsun 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. Odsun Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Odsun Tablet works

Odsun 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.

Odsun Tablet related warnings

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Odsun 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 Odsun Tablet while breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Odsun

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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.
Vomiting and doses issue with metformin and other salt with istanet 500mg tablet! How to avoid vomiting and nausea
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
ask your doctor to change your medicine
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Odsun?

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 Odsun 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 Odsun cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

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

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Odsun?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Odsun. 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 Odsun cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Odsun 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 Odsun?

Yes, it is safe to take Odsun 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
  1. Doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride. Blainville, Québec: Duchesnay Inc.; 1976 [revised Nov. 2016]. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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