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INTRODUCTION

DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6 as advised by your physician. DOXYLA B6 cannot cure vomiting caused due to pregnancy. It can only manage the symptoms for a short period. Therefore, continue to take DOXYLA B6 as advised by the physician to achieve better results. DOXYLA B6 can be used in all trimesters of pregnancy.

Before taking DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6 if you are breastfeeding.

DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6 are headache, stomach pain and trouble sleeping.

USES OF DOXYLA B6

  • Treats morning sickness (nausea and vomiting) during pregnancy

HOW DOXYLA B6 WORKS

DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6 as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6 unless your doctor tells you to stop, as it may make the nausea and vomiting to reoccur.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DOXYLA B6

COMMON

  • feeling sleepy, dizzy or tired
  • dryness of mouth

Stop taking DOXYLA B6 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

DOXYLA B6 is intended for use in pregnant women. However, consult your doctor before taking.

BREASTFEEDING

DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while undergoing treatment with DOXYLA B6.

ALLERGY

Do not take DOXYLA B6 if you are allergic to pyridoxine, doxylamine or to any other antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine).

LUNGS

DOXYLA B6 should be used with caution in patients who have or ever had asthma. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking DOXYLA B6, 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:

DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6, 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 DOXYLA B6 with food as it may delay the absorption of DOXYLA B6.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more DOXYLA B6, 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 DOXYLA B6 out of reach of children
  • Store DOXYLA B6 at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT DOXYLA B6

Will the use of DOXYLA B6 affect the growth of foetus?

No. DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6. However, consult your doctor before taking.

Is DOXYLA B6 addictive?

No. DOXYLA B6 does not cause addiction. However, take DOXYLA B6 only as advised by your doctor. Continue to take DOXYLA B6 as instructed by your doctor as premature discontinuation may cause the symptoms to reoccur.

How long will it take for DOXYLA B6 to stop vomiting?

DOXYLA B6 may reduce vomiting within 5-7 hours of administration. However, it may take around few weeks (2 weeks) for DOXYLA B6 show improvement in your overall health condition. Therefore, continue to take DOXYLA B6 regularly as instructed by the doctor. DOXYLA B6 cannot cure vomiting caused due to pregnancy. It can only manage the symptoms for a short period.

Will taking a higher dose of DOXYLA B6 be more effective?

No. Do not take a high dose of DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6 to treat nausea without consulting doctor?

No. Do not take DOXYLA B6 to treat nausea without consulting a doctor. Although the use of DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6. Therefore, always consult your doctor before taking DOXYLA B6.

Can DOXYLA B6 be used in non-pregnant individuals?

DOXYLA B6 is intended for use only in pregnant women. There is no adequate information about use of DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6 than recommended by the physician?

No. Take DOXYLA B6 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 DOXYLA B6?

Take DOXYLA B6 as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. DOXYLA B6 should be taken on an empty stomach. DOXYLA B6 works faster when taken 4-6 hours before having food. Do not stop taking DOXYLA B6 unless your doctor tells you to stop, as it may make the symptoms to reappear.

Can I give DOXYLA B6 to my child suffering from nausea and vomiting?

No. Do not give DOXYLA B6 to children, as there is no proper information regarding the use of DOXYLA B6 this medicine in children. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can I stop taking DOXYLA B6 once my symptom subsides?

No. Do not stop taking DOXYLA B6 without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking DOXYLA B6 suddenly your symptoms may reappear. If you any doubts regarding the use of DOXYLA B6 kindly consult your doctor immediately.

REFERENCES

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    40 g
    Ingredient
    DOXYLAMINE 10 mg+PYRIDOXINE 10 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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