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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk 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.

Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Taking Diclectin for NVP

Treatment
Date: 1999-12-07

Question:
What is the maximum dose of Dicletin for NVP?

Answer:
The recommended maximum dose of Diclectin for NVP is 4 pills daily - 2 at bedtime, 1 in the morning and 1 at mid-afternoon. For optimum 24 hour effectiveness, the 4-pill regimen should provide for some overlap since the pills have a 4 hour slow release mechanism. Diclectin may cause drowsiness. It should be prescribed with caution to automobile drivers and machine operators. For full safety information please consult a qualified health care professional. Diclectin is available only in Canada. For women whose symptoms are not totally relieved and who experience no side effects, Motherisk is currently studying the possibility of taking Diclectin according to body weight. Such cases may be referred to our NVP Helpine for further information and counseling: 1-800-436-8477.

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