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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 in Canada for NVP

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-08-01

Question:
I have been suffering morning sickness for going on 4 weeks. It last 24/7. I cannot stand the smells or sights of foods, and water makes me gag. My OB physician prescribed me with Phenergan last week. I was instructed that I could take 1/2 of the 25 mg tablet. I took 1/4 of the pill a cpuple nights ago for the first time, and was surprised that I was able to get some relief. I have not heard a lot about using this drug while pregnant, and don't want to take any chances of hurting my baby. I am 8 weeks along. What are some things I can do? It feels like I have tried everything that I have heard and can think of. I know I am not the first pregnant woman to go through this, and I usally don't whine about things like this, but I am miserable all the time. I have missed 2 days of work the past 2 weeks, and barely get trhough the days that I am there. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ;)

Answer:
NVP is treated in Canada with Diclectin, a prescription medication containing Vitamin B6 and doxylamine succinate. Please review the Motherisk NVP Treatment Algorithm posted on this website and the other Questions and Answers in this Forum about B6 and doxylamine treatment.

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