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    Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    Information about Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    Doxylamine + vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) uses

    Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

    How doxylamine + vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of doxylamine + vitamin b6 (pyridoxine)

    Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Lightheadedness, Drowsiness
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    04 Apr 2019 | 02:56 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    • Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) helps treat nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
    • Take it on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
    • Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Do not take Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 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 Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) while breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    Doxylamine + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    Q. What is Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 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 Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) cause drowsiness or sleepiness?

    Yes, one of the common side effect of Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 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 Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine). Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse and may cause falls or accidents.

    Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    The use of Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 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 Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine).

    Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine). 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 Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 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 Doxylamine+Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 April, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)