Diclegis Uses

How Does It Work?

It is not known how Diclegis works to relieve nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. As mentioned, the medication contains a combination of doxylamine, an antihistamine, and pyridoxine, a form of vitamin B6. Pyridoxine helps relieve mild-to-moderate nausea, but does not reduce vomiting. Doxylamine, on the other hand, can help reduce vomiting.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Diclegis?

Diclegis has not been approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in individuals younger than 18 years old. There have been reports of comas, seizures, and death occurring in children who have taken overdoses of doxylamine, one of the active ingredients in Diclegis. Children appear to have a higher risk for cardiac arrest (sudden stopping of the heart) from overdoses of this medication.
 

Off-Label Uses for Diclegis

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for treating something other than the conditions listed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no well-accepted off-label uses for Diclegis.
 
Pregnancy and Pain

Diclegis Medication Information

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