Information about Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine HydrochlorideGeneric Name : Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
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Pronunciation : dox-IL-a-meen PIR-i-DOX-een
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ICD Code : Y43.0 Therapeutic Classification : Antiemetics
Trade Names/Brand Names of Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
Diclegis, Debendox, Lenotan, Merbental, Diclectin
Why is Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Prescribed? (Indications)This combination medication is used to treat nausea and vomiting or morning sickness in pregnant women who do not respond to conservative management.
When should Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride not be taken? (Contraindications)Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity, asthma, increased intraocular pressure, narrow angle glaucoma, stenosing peptic ulcer, pyloroduodenal obstruction, urinary bladder-neck obstruction and women who are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
What is the dosage of Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride?Initially, take two DICLEGIS delayed-release tablets orally at bedtime (Day 1). If this dose adequately controls symptoms the next day, continue taking two tablets daily at bedtime. However, if symptoms persist into the afternoon of Day 2, take the usual dose of two tablets at bedtime that night then take three tablets starting on Day 3 (one tablet in the morning and two tablets at bedtime). If these three tablets adequately control symptoms on Day 4, continue taking three tablets daily. Otherwise take four tablets starting on Day 4 (one tablet in the morning, one tablet mid-afternoon and two tablets at bedtime).
The maximum recommended dose is four tablets (one in the morning, one in the mid-afternoon and two at bedtime) daily.
How should Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride be taken?It comes as a tablet to take by mouth on an empty stomach.
What are the side effects of Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride?General - Drowsiness, uneasiness, chest discomfort, irritability, fatigue.
Respiratory - Shortness of breath, fast heart rate, abnormal heart beat.
Gastrointestinal - Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal distention.
Genitourinary - Pain during urination, urinary retention.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, headache, abnormal sensation such as numbness, tingling, or burning, hyperactivity.
Psychiatric - Anxiety, insomnia, nightmares, disorientation.
Skin - Rash, excessive sweating, itching and irritation.
Eye - Blurred vision, visual disturbances.
What are the other precautions for Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride?Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride?Store between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) in a tightly closed container away from moisture, and light. Do not remove desiccant canister from bottle.
Schedule : G
Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.