DOXSTEM 20mg Tablet 15's

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INTRODUCTION

DOXSTEM 20MG is a combination of Doxylamine and Pyridoxine which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-emetics and Vitamin B Complex respectively. It is used in pregnant women to treat nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) when changes in diet or other non-medical treatments does not provide adequate response.

Doxylamine is an antihistamine. It blocks the actions of certain chemicals in the body that causes nausea and vomiting. Pyridoxine is a vitamin B supplement. It supplements our body with necessary vitamins that is required for proper foetal growth and development. Collectively, they both reduce nausea and vomiting during pregnancy while replacing the lost nutrients.

Take DOXSTEM 20MG as advised by your physician. DOXSTEM 20MG cannot cure vomiting caused due to pregnancy. It can only manage the symptoms for a short period. Therefore, continue to take DOXSTEM 20MG as advised by the physician to achieve better results. DOXSTEM 20MG can be used in all trimesters of pregnancy.

Before taking DOXSTEM 20MG inform your doctor if you have asthma or any stomach problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any problems in your bladder. Consult your doctor before taking DOXSTEM 20MG if you are breastfeeding.

DOXSTEM 20MG may make you feel dizzy or drowsy and therefore be cautious while you drive or handle any heavy tools or machines. Other most common side effects of DOXSTEM 20MG are headache, stomach pain and trouble sleeping.

USES OF DOXSTEM 20MG

  • Treats morning sickness (nausea and vomiting) during pregnancy

HOW DOXSTEM 20MG WORKS

DOXSTEM 20MG prevents nausea and vomiting in pregnant women where doxylamine acts by blocking the actions of a certain chemicals (histamine) in the body that causes nausea and vomiting and pyridoxine acts by replacing the lost nutrients in the body. Collectively they reduce morning sickness during pregnancy while replacing the lost nutrients.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take DOXSTEM 20MG as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. DOXSTEM 20MG must be taken on an empty stomach. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking DOXSTEM 20MG unless your doctor tells you to stop, as it may make the nausea and vomiting to reoccur.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DOXSTEM 20MG

COMMON

  • feeling sleepy, dizzy or tired
  • dryness of mouth

Stop taking DOXSTEM 20MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects such as:

  • signs of allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat causing difficulty in swallowing or breathing)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Feeling sleepy, dizzy, or tired:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your condition did not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

DOXSTEM 20MG is intended for use in pregnant women. However, consult your doctor before taking.

BREASTFEEDING

DOXSTEM 20MG is not recommended for use in breast-feeding women as it may pass through breast milk. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or handle any heavy tools or machines if you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision after taking DOXSTEM 20MG.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while undergoing treatment with DOXSTEM 20MG.

ALLERGY

Do not take DOXSTEM 20MG if you are allergic to pyridoxine, doxylamine or to any other antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine).

LUNGS

DOXSTEM 20MG should be used with caution in patients who have or ever had asthma. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking DOXSTEM 20MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • have or every had glaucoma
  • have or every had ulcers in the stomach
  • have or every had blockage in the gut, between stomach and small intestine
  • have or every had blockage in the urinary bladder
  • have hyperemesis gravidarum (a condition which causes severe nausea and vomiting which is uncontrollable)
  • are going to have a urine test

Use in paediatrics:

DOXSTEM 20MG is not intended for use in children and adolescents (below18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking DOXSTEM 20MG, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • linezolid (an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections)
  • medicines used to treat parkinson’s disease (Ex. levodopa)
  • methylene blue (used to treat blood disorder)
  • medicines used to treat conditions such as disorders in bowel, bladder or respiratory systems (Ex. solifenacin, scopolamine, ipratropium)
  • medicines used to treat depression or other mental illness (Ex. sertraline, citalopram, escitalopram, selegiline, rasagiline)
  • medicine used to reduce anxiety and to induce sleep (Ex. alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem, triazolam)
  • medicines used to treat allergies (Ex. cetirizine, montelukast, fexofenadine)
  • anaesthetics medicines used before surgeries for sedation (Ex. etomidate, sevoflurane, isoflurane)
  • medicines used to relive severe pain (Ex. fentanyl, codeine, paracetamol, ibuprofen)
  • cough medicine (Ex. dextromethorphan)
  • vitamin B supplements

B. Drug-Food interactions

Avoid taking DOXSTEM 20MG with food as it may delay the absorption of DOXSTEM 20MG.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more DOXSTEM 20MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose might include restlessness, dry mouth, dilated pupils (blurred vision), dizziness, sleepiness, vertigo (spinning sensation), confusion and increased heartbeat, seizures or severe muscle pain or weakness.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Doxylamine, Pyridoxine
Pharmacological Category :   Anti-emetics, Vitamin B Complex
Therapeutic Indication :   Morning Sickness
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep DOXSTEM 20MG out of reach of children
  • Store DOXSTEM 20MG at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT DOXSTEM 20MG

Will the use of DOXSTEM 20MG affect the growth of foetus?

No. DOXSTEM 20MG is generally safe and well tolerated. It does not affect the growth of foetus. There is no evidence reported for foetal abnormalities in pregnant women taking DOXSTEM 20MG. However, consult your doctor before taking.

Is DOXSTEM 20MG addictive?

No. DOXSTEM 20MG does not cause addiction. However, take DOXSTEM 20MG only as advised by your doctor. Continue to take DOXSTEM 20MG as instructed by your doctor as premature discontinuation may cause the symptoms to reoccur.

How long will it take for DOXSTEM 20MG to stop vomiting?

DOXSTEM 20MG may reduce vomiting within 5-7 hours of administration. However, it may take around few weeks (2 weeks) for DOXSTEM 20MG show improvement in your overall health condition. Therefore, continue to take DOXSTEM 20MG regularly as instructed by the doctor. DOXSTEM 20MG cannot cure vomiting caused due to pregnancy. It can only manage the symptoms for a short period.

Will taking a higher dose of DOXSTEM 20MG be more effective?

No. Do not take a high dose of DOXSTEM 20MG without consulting your doctor as it may lead to toxicity. If the prescribed dose, does not provide you with adequate results, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor would evaluate your health condition and suggest a suitable dose for you.

Can I take DOXSTEM 20MG to treat nausea without consulting doctor?

No. Do not take DOXSTEM 20MG to treat nausea without consulting a doctor. Although the use of DOXSTEM 20MG is safe, proper evaluation of pre-existing disease conditions such as presence of asthma, stomach problems or glaucoma should be considered prior to the use of DOXSTEM 20MG. Therefore, always consult your doctor before taking DOXSTEM 20MG.

Can DOXSTEM 20MG be used in non-pregnant individuals?

DOXSTEM 20MG is intended for use only in pregnant women. There is no adequate information about use of DOXSTEM 20MG in non-pregnant individuals. If you are not pregnant and wish to stop nausea and vomiting, choose over the counter anti-emetics or consult your doctor for a suitable therapy.

Can I increase the daily dose of DOXSTEM 20MG than recommended by the physician?

No. Take DOXSTEM 20MG only as directed by your physician. Do not increase the number of doses without consulting your doctor, as it may lead to toxicity.

When and how should I take DOXSTEM 20MG?

Take DOXSTEM 20MG as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. DOXSTEM 20MG should be taken on an empty stomach. DOXSTEM 20MG works faster when taken 4-6 hours before having food. Do not stop taking DOXSTEM 20MG unless your doctor tells you to stop, as it may make the symptoms to reappear.

Can I give DOXSTEM 20MG to my child suffering from nausea and vomiting?

No. Do not give DOXSTEM 20MG to children, as there is no proper information regarding the use of DOXSTEM 20MG this medicine in children. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can I stop taking DOXSTEM 20MG once my symptom subsides?

No. Do not stop taking DOXSTEM 20MG without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking DOXSTEM 20MG suddenly your symptoms may reappear. If you any doubts regarding the use of DOXSTEM 20MG kindly consult your doctor immediately.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi, Antiemetic, Prokinetic and digestant drugs. Essentials of pharmacology. Seventh Edition. 2013. Page – 663.

2. Cada, D. J., Demaris, K., Levien, T. L., & Baker, D. E. Doxylamine succinate/pyridoxine hydrochloride. NCBI. PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. October 2013. [Accessed on 6th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3857125/

3. Koren G, Clark S, Hankins GD, Caritis SN, Umans JG, Miodovnik M, Mattison DR, Matok I. Maternal safety of the delayed release doxylamine and pyridoxine combination for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy; a randomized placebo-controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. NCBI, PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. March 2015. [Accessed on 6th May 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25884778/

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    25 g
    Ingredient
    DOXYLAMINE 20 mg+PYRIDOXINE 20 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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DOXSTEM 20mg Tablet 15's

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