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Dorminox, doxylamine succinate, insomnia


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Dorminox, doxylamine succinate, insomnia 12.5mg x 7 tablets

The active substance is doxylamine hydrogen succinate. Dorminox 12.5 mg is intended for adults only. The drug is indicated for use in the short-term symptomatic treatment of occasional insomnia.

Composition of Dorminox, doxylamine succinate, insomnia 12.5mg:

Active substance: doxylamines hydrogen succinate (Doxylamini hydrogenosuccinas). One tablet contains 12.5 mg of doxylamine hydrogen succinate and auxiliary substances: calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate; microcrystalline cellulose; sodium carboxymethyl starch (type A); colloidal anhydrous silica; magnesium stearate; hypromellose (15 mPa s), polydextrose; talc; titanium dioxide (E 171); maltodextrin; medium chain fatty acid triglycerides; cochineal red lake (E 124); sunset yellow, lake (E 110); quinoline yellow lake (E 104).

Action of Dorminox, doxylamine succinate, insomnia 12.5mg:

Doxylamine hydrogen succinate is the active ingredient of Dorminox 12.5 mg. Doxylamine belongs to antihistamines - it has a hypnotic and sedative effect. The drug is indicated for the short-term symptomatic treatment of occasional insomnia. It can only be used in adults. The drug is not intended for the treatment of chronic sleep disorders.

Dorminox 12.5 mg is indicated for short-term use in the symptomatic treatment of occasional insomnia in adults - mainly in the event of difficulty falling asleep, frequent night awakenings, early morning awakening related to stress or changing time zones.

Additional Dorminox, doxylamine succinate, insomnia information:
Store the product out of reach of children, at room temperature. It is recommended to protect against moisture and light. A doctor should be consulted before using the drug in the case of: mild or moderate liver or kidney dysfunction; epilepsy; prolongation of the QT interval on the ECG; low blood potassium or other electrolyte disturbances; urinary retention; heart disease; taking other drugs that may be harmful to the ear - carboplatin or cisplatin, chloroquine and some antibiotics - erythromycin or aminoglycosides in the form of injections. Improper use of the drug - taking the drug for too long or exceeding the recommended doses may cause side effects. The patient should observe his reaction to the effects of the drug, including possible side effects or symptoms of overdose. The drug may worsen the symptoms of dehydration and heat stroke caused by decreased sweating, especially in hot weather. Particular caution should be exercised in the elderly. You should not drink alcohol while taking the drug. It is not recommended to drink grapefruit juice while taking the drug. Effect on laboratory tests: may affect the results of allergic skin tests (use should be discontinued at least 3 days before testing). Use in children and adolescents: the drug is not intended for use below 18 years of age. Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding: you should always consult your doctor, but use during pregnancy is not recommended (unless your doctor tells you otherwise), use during breastfeeding is contraindicated. Driving and using machines: the drug has a major influence on the ability to drive and use machines. In the first days of taking this medicine, you should not drive or operate machinery. The drug contains sunset yellow, lake (E 110), cochineal red lake, lake (E 124) - may cause allergic reactions. This medicine contains sodium - less than 1mmol (23mg) sodium per tablet - it is essentially 'sodium-free'.

Dorminox, doxylamine succinate, insomnia Contraindications:
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to any component of the drug. Do not use if you are allergic to other antihistamines (antiallergic drugs). Do not use in the presence of respiratory disorders (asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Do not use in the case of glaucoma. Do not use in the case of prostate gland enlargement, obstructed outflow of urine from the bladder or difficulties in urinating. Do not use in the case of narrowing of the tract. due to peptic ulcer or pylorus duodenal stenosis. some antiviral and antifungal drugs, some blood lipid lowering drugs, quinidine). Do not use during breastfeeding.

Side Dorminox, doxylamine succinate, insomnia effects:
Some people may experience side effects while taking the drug. They are usually mild and temporary and are more common in the first few days of treatment. Very common: somnolence. Common: blurred vision, vertigo, increased mucus secretion in the bronchi, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, insomnia, agitation, dizziness, headache, upper abdominal pain, fatigue. Uncommon: diplopia, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure due to changes in body position), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, weakness (fatigue), peripheral edema (arms and legs), nightmares drowsy, shortness of breath (shortness of breath), indigestion, feeling relaxed. Rare: decrease in the number of red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets, agitation (especially in the elderly), tremors, fits. Not known: malaise. Other side effects, usually with antihistamines, which have not been seen with doxylamine: abnormal heart rhythm (changes in heart rate), palpitations, bile reflux, abnormal liver function (cholestatic jaundice), prolongation of the QT interval on an electrocardiogram (ECG) heart attack), loss of appetite, increased appetite, muscle pain, coordination abnormal, extrapyramidal disorder (movement disorder), paraesthesia (sensory disturbance), psychomotor disturbance (sensory or motor coordination), depression, decreased bronchial mucus secretion, alopecia, allergic dermatitis , excessive sweating, sensitivity to light hypotension (low blood pressure). The intensity and frequency of the side effects can be controlled by reducing the daily dose. People over 65 are more likely to experience side effects.

Dorminox, doxylamine succinate, insomnia 12.5mg tablets dosage:

Use the drug as directed by your doctor or as indicated on the leaflet. Use orally. Take a sufficient amount of liquid (e.g. a glass of water). Can be used with or after food. Note that the line on the tablet helps you break it for easier swallowing, it does not divide the tablet into two equal doses! People over 18 years of age: the recommended starting dose - 12.5 mg (1 tablet) 30 minutes before bedtime. If this dose is insufficient to relieve the symptoms of insomnia, it can be increased to 25 mg (2 tablets). The maximum daily dose - 25 mg (2 tablets). Before taking this medicine, make sure you have enough time to sleep - 8 hours - to avoid sleepiness the next morning. If daytime sleepiness occurs, it is recommended to take the dose earlier and reduce it to 12. 5mg (in case a double dose was used). For people with persistent sleep problems, it is recommended to consult a doctor. Elderly people: the recommended initial dose - 12.5 mg (1 tablet), 30 minutes before going to bed. The dose can be increased to 25 mg (2 tablets) if the initial dose is insufficient. If side effects occur, reduce the dose to 12.5 mg per day (1 tablet). People with impaired liver and / or kidney function: do not use in case of severe disorders. In case of moderate liver and / or kidney disease, consult your doctor before taking the drug. In patients with mildly impaired liver and / or kidney function, the recommended dose is 12.5 mg. Duration of treatment: it is recommended to use the drug as short as possible - up to one week.