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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Vitamin B6 for NVP

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-11-29

Question:
I'm 9 weeks into my second pregnancy and having mild to moderate NVP. With my first pregnancy the NVP was mainly in the morning, but with this pregnancy I am experiencing waves of it throughout the day and it seems worse in the evening. I know that diclectin is a safe method of treatment, but I am wondering if a B6 supplement alone will be effective since the NVP is not that severe.

The reason I'm asking is that I've read that the diclectin causes drowsiness and I need to drive. Other antihistimines have a similar effect....I get very drowsy.

Answer:
Since Vitamin B6 is half of the ingredients of Diclectin, it plays a role in the treatment of NVP and might be tried on its own for mild symptoms (especially if you experience drowsiness from antihistamines).

We usually recommend B6 at 25 mg, taken 1, 2, 0r 3 times per day.

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