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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.

Diclectin, Gravol, Ginger

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-10-30

Question:
Hello! I am 10 weeks pregnant, and have been suffering from nausea during the day. I seem OK in the morning, and can handle eating breakfast, and I'm usually OK at night so I can enjoy supper, but during the day, when I'm at work, I can hardly move without feeling sick. I've been taking time off work, and I really can't afford to do that anymore. I've been taking 2 diclectin tabs in the morning, and one in the afternoon if I feel I need too. Problem is, it makes me so tired, I can't function at work. My question is about the herbal gravol that I've seen at Shoppers Drug Mart. It's non-drowsy, and made from ginger and other herbs. Is it safe for me to take it? The box say's not to take gravol when pregnant or breastfeeding. Thanks! Kelly Van Allen

Answer:
If the Dicelctin is working for you, you should continue to take it if possble. You did not say how long you have been on it, because most women find the drowsiness does go away after your body gets used to it, usually about a week. Gravol is safe to take in pregnancy, the main ingredient is similar to that of Diclectin. However,there is no Gravol in the product you mentioned, the main ingredient is ginger, which is considered safe to take in pregnancy in the doses on the box.

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