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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.

When Diclectin is not available

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-04-18

Question:
Hello, I am expecting baby #7. I have used Unisom and B6 the last 3 pregnancies and it has successfully kept me out of the hospital. (I am from the USA and dont have access to diclectin) My Drs. recommend one Unisom a day. I spoke with you all last pregnancy and wrote down the dosage of Unisom that is acceptable. I cannot find that paper and really need more than one per day! I would like to share this info. with my Drs. but want it to be correct information and not "I think".... Can you help? Is is up to 4 Unisom per day maximum with up to 50 milligrams of B6 maximum? I am also taking a general prenatal vitamin. I am 7 weeks along. Thank you so much for any help or information you can give to me.

Answer:
Please discuss the following with your doctor. Our recommendation is 25 mg of Vitamin B6, three time a day, together with half of a Unisom tablet (doxylamine succinate), i.e., 12.5 mg three time a day. This information can be found in previous Q&A's for countries where Diclectin is not available. Your doctor may also wish to see the NVP treatment algorithm posted in our February 2002 Motherisk Update.

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