• Home
  • Pregnancy &
Breastfeeding
  • Bookshop
  • Contact us
  • Donate now
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please read

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.

Diclectin vs Phenergan

Treatment
Date: 2002-01-08

Question:
Is Diclectin better then Fenagren? My wife has NVP. She is vomitting at least 2x a day. She is using Fenagren but it does not seem very effective or not as effective as it was. Why is Diclectin not offered in the U.S.?

Answer:
The efficacy of medication is never the same for everyone. In Canada, Diclectin is the first line of treatment for NVP. In the U.S., Phenergan is one of the most commonly used medications.

Your wife might want to talk to her doctor about her current dose of Phenergan or discuss the use of other available medications, such as combinations of Vitamin B6 and doxylamine succinate.

As for why Diclectin is not offered in the U.S., please use the Motherisk search engine to see various articles posted on this site about Bendectin, such as this update.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional [Valid RSS]

* - "MOTHERISK - Treating the mother - Protecting the unborn" is an official mark of The Hospital for Sick Children. All rights reserved.

The information on this website is not intended as a substitute for the advice and care of your doctor or other health-care provider. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions about exposures during pregnancy and before you take any medications.

Copyright © 1999-2013 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). All rights reserved.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a health-care, teaching and research centre dedicated exclusively to children; affiliated with the University of Toronto. For general inquires please call: 416-813-1500.

  |  Contact SickKids  |  Terms of Use