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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.

Taking Unisom while Breastfeeding

NVP Counselor
Date: 2005-09-15

Question:
Is Unisom (doxylamine succinate) safe for a breastfeeding, pregnant mother who suffers from morning sickness, and what is the Lactation risk category for the drug?

Answer:
Because such a minimal amount of doxylamine (unisom) gets into the milk, there is no safety concern, even at the therapeutic dose of 40 mg per day, as used by women in Canada.

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