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    Information about Doxylamine

    Doxylamine uses

    Doxylamine is used in the treatment of morning sickness and allergy symptoms.

    How doxylamine works

    Doxylamine is an antihistaminic medication. It blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

    Common side effects of doxylamine


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    Expert advice for Doxylamine

    • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Doxylamine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

    Frequently asked questions for Doxylamine


    Q. Is Doxylamine addictive/habit-forming?

    Doxylamine. if used improperly or for a long-time may cause addiction

    Q. Is Doxylamine a blood-thinner/anticholinergic/sleep aid?

    Doxylamine is not a blood-thinner. But is does have anticholinergic property. It induces sleep and hence, is prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia as a sleep aid

    Q. Is Doxylamine safe?

    Yes. Doxylamine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

    Q. Is doxylamine the same as diphenhydramine?

    No. Doxylamine and diphenhydramine are two different drugs from the same class called antihistamines

    Q. Can I take doxylamine with ibuprofen, prednisone, pseudoephedrine, Zyrtec, citalopram, or Benadryl?

    Yes. Doxylamine can be taken with ibuprofen, prednisone, pseudoephedrine, Zyrtec (cetrizine), citalopram, or Benadryl if prescribed by your doctor

    Q. Does Doxylamine cause weight-gain, drowsiness, high blood pressure, dementia, diarrhea, tiredness, or Alzheimer's disease?

    Doxylamine may cause drowsiness, tiredness, diarrhea, or increase the blood pressure. However, it does not cause weight gain, dementia or Alzheimer's disease

    Q. Can I take Doxylamine succinate if I have high blood pressure?

    Doxylamine may cause increase in blood pressure if you already suffer from hypertension. It is advisable to consult your doctor before use

    Q. Is Doxylamine a narcotic drug?

    No. Doxylamine is not a narcotic drug.

    Content on this page was last updated on 14 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)