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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) ForumMotherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.
I have just started to take diclectin this afternoon...do you know how long it takes before it starts to work? Thanks!
Diclectin is delayed release (not dissolved in the stomach) and therefore takes approximately 4 hours to be absorbed and become active. Thereafter, it protects for approximately 8 hours. Some women experience relief after the 4 hours, some after a few days, especially if they have experienced NVP symptoms for a while. Most women take Diclectin three times a day, most commonly 2 pills around 10 pm, 1 in the early morning and 1 in the early afternoon. This schedule ensures "overlapping" and works to relieve NVP for 24 hours a day. Please call our NVP Helpline for further information - 1-800-436-8477.