• Home
  • Pregnancy &
Breastfeeding
  • Bookshop
  • Contact us
  • Donate now
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please read

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.

Diphenhydramine

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-07-03

Question:
I went to the drugstore to find Unisom but but the ingredient is Diphenhydramine HCI, I didn't see any others with doxylamine did I get the wrong one? Not coping well with trying to look after my two-year-old and manage the nausea!

Answer:
You did not get the wrong one, doxylamine is the antihistamine in Diclectin, diphenhydramine is the antihistamine in Unisom. Both of these antihistamines belong to the the same class and are safe to take in pregnancy .

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional [Valid RSS]

* - "MOTHERISK - Treating the mother - Protecting the unborn" is an official mark of The Hospital for Sick Children. All rights reserved.

The information on this website is not intended as a substitute for the advice and care of your doctor or other health-care provider. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions about exposures during pregnancy and before you take any medications.

Copyright © 1999-2013 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). All rights reserved.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a health-care, teaching and research centre dedicated exclusively to children; affiliated with the University of Toronto. For general inquires please call: 416-813-1500.

  |  Contact SickKids  |  Terms of Use