Diclegis is a medication prescribed by physicians to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It is a combination antihistamine and vitamin B supplement, meaning that the two work together as part of the same medication. Doxylamine, the antihistamine, is understood to work by affecting certain natural chemicals in the body and/or working directly on certain parts of the brain to change its responses. Pyridoxine is a B vitamin that most people get enough of, but conditions like pregnancy can cause the body to become depleted. Diclegis is a recommended medication used to treat morning sickness which include; nausea and vomiting in pregnant women who have not improved with change in diet. Diclegis contains Doxylamine, which lowers the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. It also contains Pyridoxine, which is a form of vitamin B (B6). By decreasing morning sickness, your health and nutrition may improve during pregnancy. Diclegis is supposed to be swallowed as a whole and taken at bedtime at least 2 hours after a meal. Before taking Diclegis make sure you have not used MAO in the past fourteen days. Hazardous drug interactions can take place. For safety while using Diclegis, inform your doctor if you have; asthma or breathing disorders, glaucoma, blockage in your digestive tract, bladder obstruction or stomach ulcers among others. Diclegis adverse effects may include: hives; breathing difficulties; drowsiness; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Get emergency medical attention as soon as possible if some of these signs occur.
Drug Name: Diclegis
Generic name: Doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride