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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.

Diclectin vs Gravol

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-03-02

Question:
I am 10 weeks pregnant and suffering from NVP with no vomiting. I have been taking Diclectin for 3 weeks and I don't find that it is working for me. On the other hand I have tried Gravol LA and it helps my symptoms a lot. Is it safe to take Gravol on a regular basis during this difficut time? I don't want to harm my baby, but I have read that it is a Catergory B. which seems fairly safe? Thanks

Answer:
Diclectin is the first drug of choice for morning sickness in Canada. You did not say what dose you are taking and 4 tablets/day 1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon and 2 in the evening is the recommended dose On the other hand, Gravol is also a safe drug to take. You may want to call our helpline and discuss both of these drugs with one of our specially trained counselors at 1 800 436 8477

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