What is doxylamine?View sources
Doxylamine succinate is an effective antihistamine used in products such as nighttime cold medicines to provide relief from runny nose and sneezing.
Why should I take doxylamine as directed?
Exceeding the recommended dosage can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and light-headedness, interfering with cognitive and decision-making abilities.
Who should not take doxylamine?
There are a few groups who should not take doxylamine, always read and follow the label to ensure this product is right for you. Children younger than age 12 also are susceptible to these reactions, and should not take doxylamine unless under instruction by a doctor. Pregnant or breast-feeding women should talk to their doctor before using doxylamine or any OTC medication.
Why can’t I take doxylamine if I’m pregnant or breast-feeding?
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, what you ingest can be passed to your baby. Talk to your doctor before you take doxylamine, for the health of both your baby and yourself.
For more information, check out the safety of over-the-counter medications.