Posted from: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 04:11 PM - Present

Bonjesta Approved to Treat Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

November 7, 2016 – The US FDA approved Bonjesta (doxylamine/pyridoxine) extended-release tablets; manufactured by Duchesnay, Inc. Bonjesta combines 20mg each of an antihistamine (doxylamine) and a form of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). It is indicated to treat nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy when conservative treatment, such as dietary modification, is not effective. If the recommended dose of one tablet at bedtime does not control symptoms, an additional tablet may be added in the morning. No more than two tablets should be taken per day and they should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water but no food. Bonjesta may cause sleepiness. It has not been tested among patients who are under the age of 18 years or who have hyperemesis gravidarum, a serious condition that may need hospitalization. Duchesnay also manufactures Diclegis® (doxylamine/pyridoxine) delayed-release tablets, which was FDA approved in April 2013. Also indicated for pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting, Diclegis contains 10mg of each ingredient in Bonjesta.


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