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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
Effectiveness of Diclectin

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-11-16

Question:
hi, i am 13 weeks 5 days pregnant. i suffered nausea and vomiting starting week 6, around week 12 my canadian doctor prescribed me diclectin, 2 at bedtime and one in the morning and was taking it until a couple of days ago as i felt it did not make much difference, the nausea did not go away and i still vomited from time to time, so i stopped taking diclecting and seemed to be doing ok with reasonable nausea for 3 days, but the last 2 days have been miserable, i dont seem to be able to keep any food or drink down. I dont know if I should go back to taking the medication or not as I really was never sure that it worked the way it should for me. My normal days are either reasonable or very bad. I am currently in the US and my US Doctor refused to give me any medication until i am totally dehydrated! Please advise. Is it possible that Diclecting did just not work for me? Thanks,

Answer:
The recommended dose of Diclectin is actually 4 time per day and you were only taking 3 per day. That is perhaps why it was not totally effective for you. Call the Motherisk NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477 to discuss effective doses.

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