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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 > NVP Symptoms and Effects: Effects on the baby
Does doxylamine make fetus sleepy?

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-06-18

Question:
I'm taking Diclectin for NVP, and it's working very well. I'm quite drowsy a lot of the time, but this is preferable to being nauseous. I understand the drug is safe for the fetus, but am wondering if the doxylamine component makes the fetus sleepy as well? Thanks.

Answer:
This is an good question, however the answer is we do not know in early pregnancy. What we do know, is that for women who have had to take this medication right up until delivery,there have been no reports of babies being excessively sleepy after birth

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