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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
Drowsiness

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-02-12

Question:
My doctor gave me Dilectin for nausea during pregnancy but when i take it i fall asleep and cannot keep my eyes open, I cannot function and i already have 2 little kids to take care of. The pharmacist suggested just taking two before bed to hello at least with the morning nausea, still in the morning i am so groggy i cannot function, so i went down to one before bed and still too groggy to function in the morning and i have to go to work! so last night i said forget it and this morning it was much easier to get out of bed but i am back to feeling nausea all day...Any suggestions would be very helpful as its hard to function when you feel like vomiting all the time. Thank you, K

Answer:
Drowsiness can be one of the side effects of the antihistamines. However, most women do find the effects wear off within about a week. If you still cannot handle these effects, you may want to call our toll free NVP line at 1 800 436-8477 to discuss other possible options with one of our specially trained counselors.

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