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Diclectin during lactation

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2010-07-09

Question:
I am 7 weeks pregnant and still breastfeeding my 22 month old daughter. I am experiencing severe nausea and I am wondering if there is anything I can take that is safe while breastfeeding. I took Diclectin during my first pregnancy and it eased the nausea enough for me to function but according to the Diclectin website, it is not safe to use while breastfeeding. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Answer:
There are no published reports describing the use of Diclectin(r) during lactation. However, the passage of doxylamine succinate into breast milk can be expected. Effects on a nursing infant, if any, are unknown, but sedative and other antihistamine actions are a potential concern. Pyridoxine hydrochloride is excreted into breast milk, but in the doses provided in Diclectin(r), presents no risk to a nursing infant (Briggs).

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