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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Substituting Vitamin B6 and doxylamine for Diclectin

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-05-07

Question:
I"m 61/2 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing nausea for about one week with no vomiting. The symptoms are pretty unbearable to the point where I have difficulty performing normal day to day activities. I've been reading alot of information on your website and was wondering if I could start taking a combination of B6 and Unisom until I'm able to see my GP to get a prescription for Dilectin. If so, what combination is best and how frequently?

Answer:
Diclectin is comprised of Vitamin B6 10mg and doxylamine 10mg(an antihistamine similar to Unisom) so you can take the corresponding doses: 2 at bedtime, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. However,even though this combination of Vitamine B6 and doxylamine is similar to Diclectin, Diclectin has a delayed action, so the 2 tablets taken at night work for the morning sickness and for the whole 24 hr period. Speak to your physician about taking Diclectin.

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