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Vit B6 & Unisom

Unisom is the brand name of doxylamine, a drug used for short-term treatment of insomnia. It is manufactured by Chattem, Inc., and is available at several local pharmacies without a prescription. It can also be used to relieve allergy symptoms by blocking the action of the chemical histamine. Vitamin B-6 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role fighting infections and maintaining nerve function 23. It can be obtained from foods such as avocados, bananas, legumes, nuts, meat and synthetic supplements. Unisom in combination with vitamin B-6 may help manage nausea and vomiting 23.

Is This an Emergency?

If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.

About Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea is the urge to vomit, while vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up and out of the mouth; these ways the body responds to invaders and irritants. Apart from avoiding the triggers, certain medications may also help prevent the conditions.

Unisom and Vitamin B-6 for Nausea and Vomiting

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Taking vitamin B-6 supplements along with doxylamine is a safe and effective way of reducing nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness and should be considered first-line of treatment, according to the guidelines issued by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 23. An article published in the October 2010 issue of the “New England Journal of Medicine” states that this combination can reduce nausea and vomiting by almost 70 percent.

Side Effects

Doxylamine and vitamin B-6 were earlier sold together as a combination 23. However, it was discontinued as some earlier studies indicated that this combination increased the risk of birth defects. ; 2000')23.


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Although both vitamin B-6 and Unisom are available over-the-counter, it is best to talk to a doctor to see if they are right for you 23. Your doctor may also help determine an appropriate dose. Inform your doctor about any other medications or pre-existing conditions to avoid possible drug interactions and complications.