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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Side effects of Diclectin

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-08-01

Question:
I am in my third pregnancy(10 weeks) and have once again been prescribed Diclectin for severe nausea , retching and vomitting. With my pevious pregnancies( both carried to term, beautiful healthy babes!) anytime I tried to go off of the drug I became very ill again almost immediately. Also with both previous pregnancies and this one now as well I experienced severe mood swings and depression. Although I have experienced some mood problems when not pregnant I have never had a disorder diagnosed and am able to manage symptoms without medication. My question is this, is it possible that Diclectin is making these symptoms worse or would it be more likely the wonderful hormones of pregnancy that are contributing to these aweful feelings? I am having a hard time deciding which is worse( for me and my young family), the inability to function due to nausea nad vomitting or the inability to cope with life and the demands of my young family due to depression and extreme fatigue.Please help.

Answer:
It is highly unlikely that it is the Diclectin that is contributing to your mood swings and depression, as it is the most studied drug in pregnancy and these symptoms have never been reported in any of the studies. We strongly recommend that you consult your doctor regarding these symptoms as you may require treatment.

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