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

NVP Counselor
Date: 2003-05-05

Question:
I have just started to take diclectin this afternoon...do you know how long it takes before it starts to work? Thanks!

Answer:
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.

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