(Closed) Diclegis- whose taken it and for how long?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I took 2 pills every night from about 8 weeks to 17 weeks I believe. I had insufferable nausea and vomiting without it. I weened off it for a week going from 2 pills per night to 1 pill per night because I was worried how my body would react without it. I could probably have stopped a little sooner, but I didn’t want to be sick and decided to finish out the prescription I already had filled.

My doctor said it was one of the longest studied drugs and proven to be safer than Zofran and other comperable drugs. It allowed me to eat and function normally. If I have the same symptoms when I have another baby I would take it again. I’m currently 24 weeks and feeling great without the medicine. I wouldn’t have taken it if there had been any doubt in my mind about it’s safety. While nothing is guaranteed to be safe, I felt secure that it was better for my baby and body to take this medicine and keep a meal down rather than take nothing and be sick every day for months.

Post # 3
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

All that is in it is vitamin B6 and doxylamine, which is an antihistamine that you can find in certain over the counter sleep medicines. I would say it is safe but probably not worth getting as a prescription because I’m sure it’s pretty expensive. You could start with just the B6 on your own over the counter if the Diclegis is working.

Post # 4
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Do you mean Diclectin?

I was prescribed it at 38w when I had 3rd trimester morning sickness hit (I never had any until that point). It was amazing, it made me feel 100% better and I took it until the baby came.

Edit: I googled. It’s called Diclectin in Canada lol

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  Lyndzo.
Post # 5
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m in Canada, and it is known as diclectin here. I took it in this pregnancy starting around 11 weeks. I definitely took away my nausea, but it made me so groggy and zombified that I had to stop taking it at suffer through morning sickness again from weeks 14-24.

Most people I know really have a lot of good things to say about it, but it just made me too tired to work, so I had to stop taking it.

My doctor emphasized it’s safety and I did a lot of research before taking it (I hate taking ANYTHING when I am pregnant). I was comfortable with how safe it is and how long it has been used. I know a lot of women who have been on it, and all thier kids are healthy.

Post # 6
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I took it for basically my whole pregnancy.  I got down to two a day from four, but I couldn’t have less than that or my nausea would come back.

Post # 8
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Weddingashley1116:  Hopefully you won’t have MS your entire pregnancy. Some people do, but hopefully not. By 18 weeks when I stopped taking it I was feelign better, then by 20 weeks I was feeling pretty darn good. At 24 weeks I’m getting a glimpse of why it’s called the “golden trimester.” Granted I still have pregnancy related problems, but for the most part I feel pretty good.

I’ve heard of quite a few ladies like Lyndzo:  who had MS near the end. I would start taking it again if the MS came back. The sample my doctor gave me came with a coupon that made me able to afford it. Paying full price would have been very expensive.

Post # 9
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I took it 3x a day with my first pregnancy from 9w-18w.  It did very little for me, but I tok it anyway.

This pregnancy, I started taking B6 and unisom seperately (the same ingredients in Diclegis) as soon as I found out I was pregnant.  My sickness this time was DRASTICALLY reduced– I threw up 6-8x a day the first pregnancy, and this time, maybe only 4-5x a week.  I’m planning on taking both the entire time, since the 2 days I didn’t take them, I was incredibly sick.

Post # 10
1647 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I was on 4x a day plus gravol during the first tri, then dropped the gravol after 13 ish weeks, I think,  I slowly cut down to three, then two, now one pill at night… but I can’t skip or I’m sick again.   I’m 25 weeks and still need it.

With my last pregnancy, I was able to handle the nausea during the first trimester, but it got worse around 4 months, so I was given the meds and was on them until I gave birth so it’s not surprising that I’m still on them this time.    I was put on them at less than 6 weeks this time because I couldn’t function without, it was awful.

Post # 11
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I took it from somewhere in the first tri (I forget exactly when) and took it my entire pregnancy. I took one at night and depending on how I felt in the morning, I took one then too. The few times I tried going without, I really REALLY regretted it. I know next pregnancy I will immediately get a prescription for it. Zofran did nothing, nor did vitamin b supplements alone, this was the only thing that worked for me. 

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