This combination medication contains 2 ingredients: doxylamine and pyridoxine. It is used to prevent or reduce nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy. Decreasing nausea and vomiting may improve your health and nutrition during pregnancy. Doxylamine is an antihistamine that is thought to work by affecting certain natural substances (acetylcholine, serotonin) in your body or by acting directly on certain parts of the brain. Pyridoxine is a B vitamin that is important for good health. Most people get enough pyridoxine in their diet, but certain health conditions (such as pregnancy, poor diet, alcoholism) can result in a lack of this vitamin.
How to use
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach with a glass of water as directed by your doctor, usually starting with once daily at bedtime. If your nausea lasts on the next day, your doctor may direct you to increase your dose to twice daily (in the morning and at bedtime). Do not take more than 2 tablets in a day.
Swallow the medication whole. Do not crush, chew, or split the tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
Do not stop using this medication or change your dose without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
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