Doxinate Tablet: Uses, Side Effects, Composition & Dosages

Pregnancy is a beautiful feeling, and despite the pains the parents-to-be go through, the journey is as beautiful as the destination. But a lot of care is needed to ensure no complications arise during the whole nine months of pregnancy and then at the  time of birth. Regular visits to the doctor, different check-ups to keep a tab on the health of the expectant mother, and classes/courses on management during and after pregnancy for both the parents-to-be are all part of the time-consuming activities that go into ensuring they are absolutely ready for when the baby arrives.

Some common complaints by the expectant mother during pregnancy include cravings for uncommon food, cramps, mood swings and swelling of various body parts. And while it is all a phase there are some medicines that can help make things life for her simpler- like Doxinate Tablet, a Tablet that helps cure nausea and vomiting. It also helps treat occasional constipation among normal patients.

Doxinate Tablet

Composition and Nature of Doxinate Tablet:

It comprises of Pyridoxine, Doxylamine, and Succinate, and is manufactured by Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd. It comes in the form of a Tablet.

Uses of Doxinate Tablet:

This medicine is used to help prevent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It is also a stool softener, especially in people who are suffering from constipation. When it is advised not to strain in order to have bowel movement, this Tablet is used. An antihistamine, this Tablet is also used to help treat patient who have difficulty falling asleep.

Side Effects of Doxinate Tablet:

Most of the side effects of Doxinate Tablet are not harmful, but some can be life-threatening and hence you need to be alert about these. With that in mind, here are some side effects you may experience if you consume Doxinate Tablet:

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Lightheadedness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea or even cramping
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritated throat (liquid/syrup form)

If you are experiencing any of these side effects, it is advisable to call your physician immediately. It is to be remembered that most side effects occur due to a high dose given by the physician- of which he/she will inform you, or because of long-term ingestion. A serious allergic reaction is very rare, bit if it does occur,the symptoms are:

  • Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • Rash
  • Severe dizziness\trouble breathing

If you experience any of these, seek immediate medical attention.

Common Dosage of Doxinate Tablet:

It is always safest to swallow the whole Tablet, and make sure not to break, crush or chew it. You can take it with or without food, for that will not be a problem. You can also take it with water or juice, and the best time to do so is bedtime. Length and amount of dosage will depend on severity of condition as seen fit by the doctor. Most probably, the dosage will decrease over time depending on your recovery. Remember not to use this product for more than one week, unless directed to do so by the physician.

How Doxinate Tablet works?

Pyridoxine is a form of Vitamin B which has anti-nausea properties. In case of pregnancy, Doxinate Tablet blocks histamine, a chemical, from performing its actions, which leads to the nausea, vomiting, and dizziness being controlled.

In case of constipation, it increases the volume of water that the stool absorbs in the gut, which makes the stool softer and easier to pass.

In case of sleep issues, the Tablet helps induce sleep by depressing the brain, which leads to the latter producing feelings of drowsiness and tiredness.

Warnings and Precautions When to Avoid Doxinate Tablet:

As with most medicines, avoid taking Doxinate Tablet with alcohol, for it could lead to an unnatural and excessive level of calmness and drowsiness. Another important point to remember is that this medicine could cause dizziness, make you less alert and affect your vision, so it is best to keep away from driving after consuming this medicine. As an extension, it those working in construction or with heavy machinery should also be avoided doing so when under this dosage. While it is also mostly safe for kidney and liver patients, it is best to consult the physician regarding consumption.

Also avoid taking this medicine in case you are allergic to any ingredient in this Tablet, and also if you are taking any other kind of medication, including sodium oxybate. Also inform the doctor if you have any other allergies, asthma, any lung disease, difficulty in breathing, diabetes, heart disease (heart attack, stroke), ulcers, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.

Substitutes for Doxinate Tablet:

Some alternative medicines for Doxinate Tablet are:

  • Emestat od Tablet (manufactured by Obsurge Biotech Ltd)
  • Doxinate Tablet od Tablet (Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
  • Doxyla B6 20mg/20mg Tablet (Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
  • Doxyfem B6 Tablet (Dabur India Ltd)
  • Pregnadur od 20 mg/20 mg Tablet (Rhombus Pharma Pvt Ltd)
  • doxeva od 20mg/20mg Tablet (Pegasus Farmaco India Pvt Ltd)
  • Gooday 20 mg/20 mg Tablet (Akesiss Pharma Pvt Ltd)
  • Pregdox od 20 mg/20 mg Tablet (Rekvina Laboratories Ltd)
  • Dolby Forte Tablet (Orange Healthcare Pvt Ltd).

Doxinate Tablet Interactions:

Mixing Doxinate Tablet with mineral oils, and drugs containing phenolphthalein can be harmful. It is also advisable to let your doctor know of any other medications that you are under/were under recently, and of any surgeries or procedures that you underwent any time soon. This is to avoid interactions between Dixinate and meds given during these instances.

Also, some medicines to avoid are:

  • Aspirin
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Amiodarone
  • Adderall

FAQ’s

1) My wife is now 3 months pregnant, and before 5 pm every evening she experiences vomiting. She is already under Doxinate Tablet dosage, but it doesn’t seem to be working. Please suggest to me how to move forward.

Ans: In case of specific cases. it is mandatory to consult a specialist since only they can guide you sufficiently.

2) I am 3 months pregnant and I vomit three to four times daily, I used to take Doxinate Tablet for vomiting, which helped to stop it, but my doctor said to stop taking the Tablet as had been 3 months, but the vomiting has started again. Can I go back to taking Doxinate Tablet with folic acid Tablets?

Ans: Since the doctor recommended discontinuing the dose of Doxinate Tablet, it is not advisable to start taking it again. if you experience problems, you must talk to your doctor about it and find a suitable course of action.

3) Is using Doxinate Tablet addictive?

Ans: While Doxinate Tablet is not addictive, one can develop a reliance on it in case of prolonged use. This is why the dosage must be controlled and strictly aligned to the doctor’s prescription.

4) I took an expired dose of the medicine. What should I do?

Ans: It is not advisable to take expired medicine of any kind. If you do take a dose of expired medicines, you should be strictly on the look-out for any strange symptoms or side-effects and approach your physician immediately in case you experience them.

5) Can I use Doxinate Tablet for deficiency of Vitamin B6?

Ans: While Doxinate Tablet has components rich in Vitamin B6, it is not advisable to use Doxinate Tablet for a vitamin deficiency unless prescribed by the doctor.

Last updated on : 26-09-2019

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