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Generic: doxylamine
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It is used to treat the itchy eyes and throat, runny nose, and sneezing of allergies
               



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What is this medicine?

DOXYLAMINE (dox IL a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the itchy eyes and throat, runny nose, and sneezing of allergies.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma or emphysema
  • pain or trouble passing urine
  • prostate trouble
  • ulcers or other stomach problems
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to doxylamine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alcohol
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • some medicines for allergies, cold, or cough
  • medicines that make you sleepy

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. See your doctor right away if you get a high fever or have problems breathing.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

               
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