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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.

Maxeran

NVP Counselor
Date: 2007-05-14

Question:
Hi, I'm 9 weeks pregnant, have awful morning sickness, can't take Diclectin because it contains milk (nursing a severely allergic child), my doctor prescribed Maxeran. Is this safe for both breastfeeding and pregnancy? Thank you

Answer:
1) you may want to check with the manufacturer Duchesnay, regarding the the ingredients of Diclectin. The toll free number is: 1 888 666-0611

2) Maxeran (metoclopramide) is used in countries where Diclectin is not available. Studies that have been carried out in pregnant women, have not found an increase risk for malformations above the baseline of 1-3% or any other adverse effects on the infants.

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