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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.

Vitamin B6 for nausea

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-03-02

Question:
I'm at week 8 of pregnancy #2 and am finding the 24hr nausea to be moderate to severe. I am unable to eat very much. I had a potatoe for breakfast and lunch yesterday. I am waking in the night shaking and hungry but can't stomach much. Yesterday evening, I took 50mg of B6 and felt MUCH better this morning, including no stomach bloating. I was able to eat a good breakfast and lunch. How much can I safely take? Have there been any long term studies done relating to learning disabilities and other non visible effects on the babies? Is there a better dosage schedule? Thank you, Heather

Answer:
Vitamin B6 is safe to take in pregnancy, in doses of up to 150mg/day. For more information, please call our toll free number 1 800 436-8447 to speak to one our specially trained counselors

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