Dilectin is used for the management of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. This medicine can be used in any trimester of pregnancy. Dilectin provides the anti-nauseant and anti-vomiting action of two different ingredients: doxylamine succinate (an antihistamine) and pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6). Dilectin should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take two Dilectin tablets at bedtime to control nausea and vomiting occurring in the morning. Take 1 tablet in the morning and, take 1 tablet mid-afternoon to control your symptoms throughout the day. Your doctor or healthcare professional may adjust the dosing schedule according to your condition. Do not stop taking Dilectin on your own. Always consult your doctor or healthcare professional.
Dilectin is manufactured by Duchesnay Inc. comes from Canada. The active ingredients in Dilectin are Pyridoxine and Doxylamine. Dilectin is available in the form of a delayed release tablet, containing 10 mg doxylamine succinate and 10 mg pyridoxine hydrochloride. Each tablet is imprinted with a pink image of a pregnant woman.
Stop taking Dilectin and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Difficulty urinating
• Irregular heartbeat
Less serious side effects include somnolence, dizziness, nervousness, stomach pain, headache, diarrhea, irritability, or insomnia. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Dilectin may cause somnolence. Caution must be exercised in activities requiring mental alertness such as driving a car or operating heavy machinery. Until you know how you will react to this medication, do not drive or operate machinery. Dilectin may pass into breast milk and unusual excitement, irritability or sedation (sleepiness) may occur in the infant. Nursing mothers treated with Dilectin should not breastfeed or the use of Dilectin during lactation should be avoided. Do not take Dilectin if you are allergic to Pyridoxine or Doxylamine or any other ingredients in the medication. It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Dilectin may interact with alcohol or other drugs such as drugs for cough or colds, pain killers or sleep aids, monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs).
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