Diclegis Side Effects

Some people may experience side effects during Diclegis treatment. Research has shown that drowsiness was the most commonly reported problem with this prescription medicine, occurring in up to 14.3 percent of women. Because serious problems, such as difficulty urinating, severe drowsiness, and allergic reactions, can also occur, make sure to seek medical attention if you develop anything that does not seem right while taking Diclegis.

An Introduction to Diclegis Side Effects

As with any medicine, Diclegis® (doxylamine and pyridoxine) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible Diclegis side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Diclegis

Diclegis has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of women taking Diclegis were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of women taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients).
In these studies, drowsiness was the most common Diclegis side effect, occurring in up to 14.3 percent of women.

Serious Side Effects

Some Diclegis side effects should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These potential reactions include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction to Diclegis, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Falling down.
Pregnancy and Pain

Diclegis Medication Information

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