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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
Safe treatment for NVP

Treatment
Date: 2002-10-10

Question:
My wife is about 8 weeks 8 days pregnant she has severe vomiting can't eat or drink anything for the last 7 days the doctors tell us that there is nothing they can do just wondering if you know of something she can take. thanks for your time

Answer:
NVP is so common that it affects 50% to 80% of all pregnant women. Symptoms vary, but your wife seems severely affected. Safe treatment is available in Canada. The medication is Diclectin, containing 10 mg of Vitamin B6 and 10 mg of doxylamine succinate in each pill. Most women take 4 pills a day. For more information on NVP and its treatment, please ask your wife to call our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477.

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