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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
Safety of Diclectin

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-01-31

Question:
What are the risks (if any) of taking Diclectin during pregnancy (normal dose: 4 pills/day), and how long have Canadian scientists been studying the effects & risks of this drug for the treatment of nausea/vomiting during pregnancy?

I have recently started taking this drug & am 9 weeks pregnant, but was only told that it was "perfectly safe" to take while pregnant (from my GP and Pharmacist).

Thank you.

Answer:
Diclectin has been used in Canada for over 40 years now, first as Bendectin. Studies during those years have included over 200,000 women and all have confirmed the safety of the medication.

Diclectin is now being used by the second generation of women and will not increase the 1 percent to 3 percent baseline risk for birth defect that is present in all pregnancies. Please refer to our site for the medication's history. For more information, please call the Motherisk NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477.

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