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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
Dealing with possible side effects of Diclectin

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-06-06

Question:
I've been taking Diclectin 4 times a day, and while I'm happy it's taken away my nausea, I'm finding it difficult to deal with the dizziness and fatigue that accompany it. Do the side effects go away, or do I just have to deal with it? I've been taking Diclectin for about four weeks, and I'm just under 12 weeks pregnant.

Answer:
Some women are sensitve to the doxylamine (the antihistamine) in Diclectin and do feel sleepy, or drowsy or dizzy, mostly at first. Most get used to it after a while. It seems after 4 weeks on Diclectin, this side effect should have gone.

Since you are 12 weeks, ie., at the end of your first trimester, and apparently with no nausea, you might be able to gradually eliminate Diclectin, 1 pill at a time, waiting 2 or 3 days between each dose, to make sure that you are still symptom free. If the NVP period is over you should be fine. If not, and you immediately notice that the symptoms return, go back to the original dose and retry weaning at a later date.

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