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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 throughout pregnancy

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-01-11

Question:
I am in my 2nd pregnancy and I am taking diclectin for first time since the 13th week after I tried many alternative options without sucessful results. I am taking 2 pills at night with my prenatal pills,as well. I am trying to come off of the diclectin pills but the symptoms were worse. Is it any gradual method to try to come the pills off. I feel I am addicted and attach to the pills as a SAVER. How do I know I am still need them. How the body can ajusted with out them...HELP! Thank you for your time and answer. Greetings from Vancouver

Answer:
You cannot become addicted to Diclectin. Some women suffer from NVP throughout their pregnancy and need to take the Diclectin in the therapeutic dose of 4 tablets per day, right up until they deliver their baby. This has been proven by studies to have no adverse effects on the baby. If you are trying to stop it and the NVP comes back, then you should go back on it for as long as you need it.

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