July 23, 2014
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Diclectin

(doxylamine succinate - pyridoxine HCl)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00609129 DICLECTIN 10MG TABLET

How does Diclectin work? What will it do for me?

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This medication belongs to the class of medications called antinauseants. This medication is used to treat the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. It contains two medications, doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride, that work on the centers in the brain that control these symptoms.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Diclectin?

The recommended dose is 2 tablets at bedtime. In severe cases or if nausea or vomiting occurs during the day, your doctor may recommend adding 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet mid-afternoon. Swallow the medication whole. Do not chew, divide, or crush the tablets.

This medication works best when taken 4 to 6 hours before needed (e.g., anticipated morning sickness) and should be taken on a daily basis.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Diclectin come in?

Each white, film-coated, delayed-release tablet imprinted with the pink image of a pregnant woman contains doxylamine succinate 10 mg and pyridoxine hydrochloride 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: ammonium hydroxide, n-butyl-alcohol, carnauba wax powder, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, FD&C Red No. 27, denatured alcohol, FD&C Blue No. 2, hypromellose, isopropyl alcohol, magnesium stearate, magnesium trisilicate, methacrylic copolymer acid, microcrystalline cellulose 102, PEG 400, PEG 8000, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, shellac glaze, simethicone, talc, and titanium dioxide. Gluten-, lactose-, sulfite-, and tartrazine-free.

Who should NOT take Diclectin?

Do not take this medication if you:

  • are allergic to doxylamine succinate, pyroxidine hydrochloride, or any ingredients of the medication.

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