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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
Nausea 24 hours a day

Treatment
Date: 2001-07-12

Question:
I am 7 weeks pregnant, and very nauseous. I do not vomit, but the nausea is terrible. I am taking Folic acid tablets, as well as Calcium tablet. What can I do to stop or ease this nausea? It goes on 24 hours a day, and I am battling to sleep.

Answer:
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is indeed debilitating and affects between 50% to 80% of all pregnant women. Treatment is available in Canada with Diclectin, a prescription drug. Diclectin contains Vitamin B6 and doxylamine succinate in a delayed release pill.

In other countries, including the U.S. these 2 substances are sold separately. There are also non-medicinal approaches that can help. Talk to your doctor and call the NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477 or view the previous questions and answers to this Forum to see how other women are coping.

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