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Doxylamine (Unisom)

Also known as Nyquil Cold Medicine, Nyquil Liquicap, Robitussin Night Cold, Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Time Cold Liquigel, Tylenol Sinus Nighttime, Comtrex Nt, Tylenol Cold & Flu Severe Nighttime, Tylenol Cough & Sore Throat Night Time, Tylenol Flu Nighttime, and Nyquil Cold/Flu Relief

Doxylamine is a first generation antihistamine. It can be used by itself as a short-term sedative and in combination with other drugs to provide night-time allergy and cold relief. Doxylamine is also used in combination with the analgesics paracetamol (acetaminophen) and codeine as an analgesic/calmative preparation, and is prescribed in combination with vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) to prevent morning sickness in pregnant women. Its fetal safety is "A" in Briggs' Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed doxylamine to treat pregnancy, blastomycosis, rabies, and west nile virus.

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