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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
Diclectin side effects

Treatment
Date: 2003-02-27

Question:
I was prescribed Diclectin for my nausea and the first time I took it, I had sharp stomach cramps within the first hour. When I got home, I changed into very loose clothing and lay down and the pain was better. I think it may be caused by gas because my stomach was very bloated and tight.

My doctor told me to give the Diclectin one more try because she's never had a patient experience discomfort after taking it. The second time I took it, I had diareah within the first hour and even the next day my stomach was very tight and bloated. Is it the Diclectin that's causing this and if so, why?

Answer:
The most common side effect is sleepiness, drowsiness caused by the antihistamine. The discomfort you describe is not common at all. Speak to your doctor or call the Motherisk NVP Helpline 1-800-436-8477 for further information.

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