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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Diclectin - How long does it take to work?

Treatment
Date: 2003-02-27

Question:
I'm currrently taking diclectin 2@9pm, 2@6am, 1@1pm and it seems to be working. I sometimes vomit within 2 hours after taking the diclectin. How long does diclectin take to get into my system? If I vomit, say 1 hour, after taking the diclectin, should I take another dose or should I assume that enough has entered my system? At what length of time (half hour, 1 hour, 2 hours?) can I be confident that I am not vomitting the medication up?

Answer:
Diclectin is delayed release, not dissolved in the stomach and therefore not active for the first 4 hours (more or less). After that it is released for approximately 8 hours. When vomiting occurs within the first hours of absorption, the pills can be lost. However, unless clearly seen in the vomitus, another pill should NOT be taken until the next scheduled time. For more information please call the NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477

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