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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Treating NVP in France

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Date: 2000-09-18

Question:
My wife is terribly affected by NVP, both physically and mentally. We read all advises from your site, including to get treated. As Diclectin or equivalent does not exist in France (where we live), we thought about getting the compounds (Doxilamine + Vit. B6) from other drugs? What are the optimum and maximum dosage for these 2 compounds per day? Do you know any contact in France equivalent to yours ? ... Many thanks for any help

Answer:
The approved medication for NVP here in Canada is Diclectin. Doctors usually recommend that the patient take 4 delayed release Diclectin pills each day. That totals 40 mg of Vitamin B6 and 40 mg of doxylamine succinate daily. Both those compounds are known not to increase the baseline risk (1% to 3%) of malformation that is inherent in all pregnancies. Speak to your doctor about available treatments where you live. Unfortunately, we are not aware of an NVP Helpline in France.

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