Doxytex [DSC]; Nitetime Sleep-Aid [OTC]; Sleep Aid [OTC]
- It is used to treat sleep problems.
- It is used to ease allergy signs.
- If you have an allergy to doxylamine or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are taking another drug that has the same drug in it.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing stairs.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this drug.
- Avoid alcohol or other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- Be careful in hot weather or while being active. Drink lots of fluids to stop fluid loss.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Different brands of this drug may have different doses for children. Talk with the doctor before giving this drug to a child.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Not sweating during activities or in warm temperatures.
- Chest pain or pressure, a fast heartbeat, or passing out.
- Not able to pass urine.
- Trouble passing urine.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
- Feeling nervous and excitable.
- If signs get worse or last for more than 7 days.
- Feeling sleepy.
- Hard stools (constipation).
- Dry mouth.
- Thickening of mucus in nose or throat.
- Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
- Take 30 minutes before bedtime.
- Do not take this drug for more than 2 weeks unless told to do so by your doctor.
- Chew well before swallowing.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure this drug.
- Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
Liquid and tablets:
- Store in original container.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.