doxylamine with pyridoxine-oral (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, headache and irritability may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: mental confusion, stomach pain, trouble sleeping. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. Because this medication causes drowsiness, use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness while taking this drug. Limit alcohol intake while taking this medication. This medication should be used only if needed during pregnancy, usually the first few months. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication appear in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription drugs you are taking, including: cough or cold preparations, antidepressants, narcotic pain relievers, tranquilizers. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include severe drowsiness, unsteadiness, severe dry mouth, trouble breathing, fainting, hallucinations, and seizures.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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