Doxylamine succinate USP is an antihistamine which is used as a short term relief provider in allergy and cold. It can be taken alone or with the combination of paracetamol. It works by blocking the growth of natural hormones that the body makes and provides relief. Allergy can be watery eyes, sneezing, running nose or skin irritation. As it can be taken without prescription but higher dose has to be avoided, as it can cause side effects.
Well, every medicine has its own direction usage and so it has to be used accordingly. It has to be taken by mouth only with or without food. As it comes in many forms like oral, chewable, liquid or tablets; the doses and direction need to be studied carefully before taking the same. Like if you are taking it in liquid, the doses have to be measured carefully by using a measurement device. If you are taking your medicines in chewable form, chew thoroughly and then swallow.
The patients can have some side effects after taking this medicine named Doxylamine succinate USP. These side effects can be in form ofheadache, dizziness, stomach upset, dry mouth or throat, constipation or drowsiness. All these are rare but if any of these occurs at a serious level, you need to consult your doctor immediately. These side effects can be prevented, if you tell your health history to doctor or pharmacist before taking the dose so that you can be recommended appropriate dose and type of doxylamine drug. Like liquid that contains sugar in it cannot be suitable for every person. If are a diabetic person, you will not be given syrup of this drug. Children and aged people should not be given this drug without consulting the doctor as they are more sensitive towards drugs and these side effects can easily harm them. Pregnant women especially avoid any such medication and they are only to be taken in emergency that too if prescribed by the doctor.