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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
Diclectin and Zofran

Treatment
Date: 2003-03-05

Question:
I was very sick with my first child for 5 1/2 months and once again with this pregnancy. I have already been to the hospital overnight with dehydration. I am so miserable that I can't take care of my house and struggle to pay attention to my 3 year old. I had an ultrasound and saw the baby's heart beating fine, but still worry.

What is Diclectin? I am currently on Zofran which is used for chemo-therapy patients that are sick from the treatment.(Prescribed by my Dr.) Please help. I KNOW I am done having kids after this b/c I won't be able to go through this again, but want to make it through this one. I am miserable. Thanks,

a.k.a.-Puke Queen...gotta laugh sometimes.

Answer:
If your symptoms are severe, treatment is important. In Canada Diclectin is prescribed to women experiencing NVP. (Its equivalent in countries where it is not available is discussed in the questions and answers below). In the US, Zofran seems to be widely used over the last 5 years. Motherisk is currently conducting a study to confirm its safety. Its increasing use, along with preliminary results of our study have not revealed an increase in birth defects above the 1% to 3% baseline risk that is present in all pregnancies.

Please call our NVP Helpline for more information - 1-800-436-8477. And speak to your physician to determine whether your symptoms are uniquely due to your pregnancy and no other medical condition, such as H. Pylori stomach bacteria, thyroid imbalance, etc.

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