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What is Diclegis?

Diclegis Tablet is used for Drug-induced deficiency, Occasional sleeplessness, Inadequate dietary intake and other conditions. Diclegis Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Diclegis Tablet contains Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride as active ingredients.
Diclegis Tablet works by blocking the effects of the chemical histamine and few others in the body; acting as a coenzyme in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate, and fat;
Duchesnay manufactures Diclegis Tablet.
Detailed information related to Diclegis Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Diclegis Tablet Uses

Diclegis Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
  • Drug-induced deficiency
  • Occasional sleeplessness
  • Inadequate dietary intake
  • Diclegis Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed here.
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Diclegis Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Diclegis Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
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Diclegis Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

Diclegis Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Diclegis Tablet - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Diclegis Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Diclegis Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Diclegis Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Asthma
  • Blocking of airflow to the lungs
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bronchitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Planning to become pregnant
References: 1

Diclegis Tablet - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Diclegis Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Diclegis Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Adderall
  • Aspirin
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Duloxetine
References: 1
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Diclegis Tablet - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Diclegis Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Diclegis Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Children less than 6 years of age
  • Strenuous exercise in hot weather
  • sensitivity
References: 1
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Where to Buy Diclegis Tablet

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Diclegis Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Diclegis Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Doxylamine Succinate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride: Yes
    References: 1
  • Is Diclegis Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
    • Doxylamine Succinate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    References: 1
  • Can Diclegis Tablet be used for drug-induced deficiency and occasional sleeplessness?
    Yes, drug-induced deficiency and occasional sleeplessness are among the most common reported uses for Diclegis Tablet. Please do not use Diclegis Tablet for drug-induced deficiency and occasional sleeplessness without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Diclegis Tablet.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Diclegis Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Diclegis Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Diclegis Tablet

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 2, 3, 4, 5

Overdosage of Diclegis Tablet

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Diclegis Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 6, 7, 8

Storage of Diclegis Tablet

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Diclegis Tablet.
References: 9, 10, 11, 12

Expired Diclegis Tablet

  • Taking a single dose of expired Diclegis Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 13, 14

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Diclegis Tablet

Yes, Diclegis may cause weight gain. However, it causes weight loss. It is a combination drug which contains doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride. Diclegis is an antihistamine and dietary supplement. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergies like sneezing, runny nose, vomiting, and nausea. It acts on the chemoreceptor trigger zone to reduce nausea and vomiting. The overdose of Doxylamine succinate may cause restlessness, dryness of mouth, dilated pupils, sleepiness, vertigo, mental confusion, and tachycardia.
 
Diclegis medication can cause various common side effects including nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, urinary retention, constipation, somnolence, headache, muscle weakness, and nervousness, etc. 
 
According to a study published in National Institutes of Health (NIH) evaluated Diclegis for toxicity study in rats during pre-clinical trials. The study results reported a significant fetal weight loss in rats.

If you're concerned about any weight changes while taking Diclegis, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Dailymed DICLEGIS- doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride tablet, delayed release URL: Accessed November 23, 2017
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Diclegis Tablet - Packages and Strengths

Diclegis Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
Diclegis Tablet - Packages: 10MG

Diclegis Tablet - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Diclegis Tablet - Demographic Information

References

  1. DailyMed LABEL: PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE - pyridoxine hydrochloride injection, solution - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  13. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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