Diclectin and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Diclectin 10mg /10mg and/or Equivalents||Apo-Doxylamine/Pyridoxine, Diclectin|
Diclectin Drug Description
Diclectin is an oral medication tablet that primarily consists of Pyridoxine and Doxylamine. Diclectin is basically an anti-histamine that helps reduce high levels of Histamine in the body. Every tablet contains pyridoxine HC1 and doxylamine succinate USP. It is one of the few drugs given a complete “safe” rating worldwide.
Conditions Treated by Diclectin
Diclectin is often used to treat symptoms of cold, flu and various allergies in patients. It is also useful in reducing high levels of Histamine in the body. High levels of Histamine result in frequent cold, coughs and wheezing. It is also commonly used to treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting in patients. Pregnant women are also often prescribed Diclectin because it helps provide a supplement of vitamin B6. It is also often prescribed to pregnant women who suffer from severe morning sickness. It is common for doctors to prescribe Diclectin along with other medications to treat various other health conditions too.
Diclectin Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
The usual dose recommendation for Diclectin is two tablets right before bedtime, after a meal. However, typical dosages may vary depending on a patient’s illness and response to other drugs. In cases of severe nausea and vomiting it is advisable to have one tablet in the early morning hours and one after lunch post noon. Most pregnant women are advised to take one tablet in the morning to avoid morning sickness, nausea and fainting spells. When the tablet is being prescribed for other illnesses or to prevent nausea it may be consumed 4 – 5 hours before you need it.
b.) Missing a dose
It is important to follow the dosage recommendations by the doctor on time. However, if you do miss a dose it is better to check what to do with your doctor first. In some cases, depending on the severity of a patient’s illness one missed dose may cause more problems. It is not advisable to have more than one dose at a time if you miss a dose. Always check with your doctor before consuming a replacement tablet. If you are not suffering from a severe illness then the doctor may advise you to continue with the normal dosage as required as soon as you remember you missed a dose. Patients who are being treated for chronic nausea, especially pregnant women may suffer from a relapse of nausea and vomiting when they miss a dose.
Typical symptoms of an overdose include restlessness, dryness in the mouth, stomach pain, dilated pupils, extreme drowsiness and sleepiness, vertigo, mental confusion etc. Patients may overdose if they have more than the prescribed quantity within short periods of time. Too much medication or a severe case of overdose may require immediate medical attention. If your symptoms do not disappear on their own within a few hours, it is advisable to seek medical help immediately. Some people may also faint or collapse or have heart palpitations due to an overdose. It is important for pregnant women to be hospitalized immediately after an overdose because it may otherwise harm the fetus.
Diclectin is purely a prescription drug and should not be used unless advised by the doctor. Diclectin should not be consumed with alcohol or other CNS depressing drugs. It is advisable for epileptic patients to avoid having Diclectin because it may lead to epileptic attacks in them. Some patients may suffer from Vertigo and related problems with regular use of Diclectin. It is advisable to drink plenty of water when on Diclectin because it causes severe dehydration. If side effects and symptoms of diseases do not subside after few hours or a maximum of one day, it is important to consult your doctor. Some patients may suffer from allergies due to Diclectin. It is advisable to undergo a small allergy test if you are prone to allergies in general before consuming the medication. Diclectin should be taken on a daily basis otherwise the effects of the tablet are not positive in treating health conditions. In certain cases the medicine should not be taken with food because the effects may not last. Always check with your doctor what the best way to consume the medication is depending on your health condition and past illnesses. It is not advisable to consume Diclectin when crushed or split. The whole tablet should be taken whole at a time. It is safer to consume the tablet 4 to 6 hours before needed especially for treatment of nausea and vomiting. If not consumed regularly, the medicine may not work in treating the illness it is prescribed for. Do not discontinue the medication unless told to do so by the doctor. It may result in the reoccurrence of your health problems. Doctors usually advise reducing the dosage of Diclectin gradually and not suddenly. Some of the ingredients in Diclectin may not suit young children, it is advisable to check the ingredients in the medication before giving it to young children.
Diclectin Side Effects
Diclectin may cause extreme drowsiness in patients and should be avoided during or before strenuous activities like driving, exercising etc. Other common side effects like nervousness, anxiety, epigastric pain, severe headaches, palpitations, diarrhea, confusion and disorientation, irritability, change in moods, convulsions, urinary retention and insomnia are common. Diclectin may also affect your vision temporarily. It is important to avoid sensitive activities right after having your medication. Patients may also suffer from constipation and other related stomach problems. Heart patients may suffer from rapid changes in heart beat. It is advisable for heart patients to use Diclectin only when under strict medical supervision.
Diclectin Drug Interactions
Narcotic medications, Monoamine inhibitors like maprotiline, moclobemide, selegiline, sedatives and sleeping pills and similar drugs may interact with Diclectin. Other herbal health supplements and over the counter medication may also interact with Diclectin. If you are on any other medication at the time when you are advised to take Diclectin, it is safer to inform your doctor in advance. Sometimes, just because medicines interact with each other it doesn’t mean that you need to discontinue them. Always seek the advice of a doctor to know what medicines are advisable.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.