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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
NVP in England

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-08-14

Question:
I am Canadian and was prescribed Diclectin by my family doctor before I got pregnant as I was leaving the country for 7 months and knew it was difficult to get outside Canada. I'm now 6 weeks pregnant, and in England. I have started taking Diclectin because the nausea was debilitating and I wanted to get an early start on trying to beat it. I don't as-yet have a doctor to monitor my pregnancy. I have two questions: is it OK to take Diclectin along with my normal pregnancy multivitamin (which has 10mg of B6 in its formulation)? And also, if I start to get 'breakthrough nausea' later on in my pregnancy, how much more of the drug can I safely take? Thank you so much.

Answer:
Yes it is perfectly safe to take the Diclectin along with your multivitamin, you can safely take up to 150mg of Vitamin B6 per day. The recommended dose of Diclectin is 4/day, however we published a study where women took up to 8/day with no adverse effects on themselves or their babies

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