Diclegis (Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) is used to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, sometimes called morning sickness. Diclegis contains two medications, Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride. Doxylamine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of a natural chemical in the body, which can contribute to nausea during pregnancy. Pyridoxine is a form of vitamin B (B6) that is important for good health. Together, they can effectively reduce nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy. Decreasing nausea and vomiting may improve health and nutrition during pregnancy.
The brand Diclegis Tablet also called Diclectin is manufactured by Duchesnay in Canada and is available in the dosage of 10 mg/10 mg. The generic alternative, Doxylamine Succinate/Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, is also available in the dosage of 10 mg/10 mg tablets.
Diclegis is not known to cause many side effects, but you may experience some drowsiness or dizziness. If you have any serious side effects or signs of an allergic reaction, seek emergency medical attention.
Do not use Diclegis if you are allergic to doxylamine, pyridoxine, or other antihistamines, or if you have used a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) in the past 14 days. To make sure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had asthma or another breathing disorder, glaucoma or intraocular pressure, blockage in your digestive tract, a stomach ulcer, or a bladder obstruction or other urination problems. You should not breastfeed while using this medication. This medication can cause drowsiness or dizziness. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while using Diclegis until you know how this medication affects you.
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