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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.

Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Taking Diclectin for nausea

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-07-31

Question:
I am in my 8th week of pregnancy and am suffering from nausea 24 hrs a day. I try to eat as much as possible however, am finding it difficult most of the time. I eat very small meals a few times a day and have vomitted once and have the dry heaves. My doctor is reluctant in prescribing Diclectin to me considering my prior history of miscarriages (2). Are there other over the counter remedies that I can take to ease the nausea (ie. Gravol) that will not increase the risk of miscarriage? Are there natural remedies that may help? I dont want to cause any harm by not eating enough for the baby.

Answer:
Diclectin is the drug of choice in Canada for the treatment of NVP. This drug is the most studied drug in pregnancy and it has never been shown to increase the risk of miscarriages. There is no reason why you should not take it as prescribed to help your nausea.

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