Generic Name : Doxylamine Pronunciation : dox-IL-a-meen Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines ICD Code : Y43.0
India- Brands containing doxylamine including combinations are: Bedoxin Tab, Biomorn Tab, Bookey Plus Tab, Bookey Tab, Dbsix Tab, Dixip Tab, Dolibird Tab, Domi-6 Tab, Dopyx Tab, Doria-F Tab, Doris-F Tab, Dosix-F Tab, Doxilan Tab, Doximon Tab, Doxinate Plus Enteric-Coated Tab, Doxinate Tab, Doxinate-Od Enteric-Coated Tab, Doxyfem-B6 Tab, Doxyfol Tab, Doxyla B6 Ec-Tab, Doxyla B6 Forte Enteric-Coated Tab, Doxyla B6 Plus Enteric-Coated Tab, Doxylic Tab, Doxymine Tab, Dpf Tab, Dymin-P Tab, Emestat Enteric-Coated Tab, Emestat-Od Enteric-Coated Tab, Env Tab, E-Preg Tab, Evadox Tab, Feel Good Tab, Feel Good-Hr Tab, Floridox Tab, Folifact Tab, Foxydol Tab, Freshta Plus Tab, Freshta-Ds Tab, Genis Tab, Good Day Tab, Goodmorn Forte Tab, Goodmorn Plus Tab, Goodmorn Tab, Ibeln Tab, Indaxin-B6 Tab, Kan-Fresh Tab, Kindvom Tab, Lupinate Tab, Morsi Tab, Nausik Film-Coated Tab, Nomit Tab, Nomit-Od Tab, Noms Tab, Nona Tab, Norvomin Tab, Nosic Tab, Novoter Tab, Onat Tab, Plezmor Od Enteric-Coated Tab, Pregdomstal Tab, Pregla Tab, Pregnate-F Enteric-Coated Tab, Pregnaus Forte Tab, Pregnaus Tab, Pregvar Tab, Pregven Plus Tab, Pregvom Plus Tab, Pregvom Tab, Prerest Tab, Pyrido Tab Tab, Queezy Enteric-Coated Tab, Relimor Tab, Rest-Aid Enteric-Coated Tab, Rest-Aid Plus Enteric-Coated Tab, Rivinate Forte Tab, Sify 6 Plus Tab, Sinate Tab, Symorest Tab, Sysfol Plus Tab, Tab Freshta Plus Tab, Tab Freshta Tab, Taurnate Tab, Vomena Tab, Vominate Enteric-Coated Tab, Vomipreg Od Enteric-Coated Tab, Vomipreg Plus Enteric-Coated Tab, Vomipreg Tab, Vomitol Tab, Vomna-F Tab, Vomsafe Od Tab, Vomsafe Plus Tab, Vomsafe Tab.
International- Aldex AN, Bromspiro, Nighttime Sleep Aid, Unisom SleepTabs. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a sedating antihistamine, prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). It is also used in combination with decongestants and other medications to relieve sneezing, runny nose, and nasal congestion caused by the common cold. It is used for morning sickness of pregnancy along with vitamin B6 in some countries. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Avoid using the drug with alcohol, in patients with severe liver disease, newborns or premature infants.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- 10-20 mg at bedtime. Child: PO 5mg at bedtime. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth for sleep with or without food, and in combination with other medications as a liquid and liquid-filled capsule to treat symptoms of the common cold. Warnings and Precautions :
*It will make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
*Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, shortness of breath, chronic bronchitis, or other breathing problems; glaucoma; ulcers; difficulty urinating (due to an enlarged prostate gland); heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, or an overactive thyroid gland; elderly, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Most Common- Dry mouth, nose and throat, drowsiness, nausea, difficulty in urinating.
Miscellaneous- Increased chest congestion, headache, excitement, nervousness, vision problems, vertigo, stomach upset.
*Keep away from children, and avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Keep it in an airtight container, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.
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