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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.

Treatment for NVP


Date: 2005-10-17

Question:
I am recently pregnant (~ 7 weeks) and am now experiencing NVP every morning and periodically throughout the day. I am wanting to know if it is safe to take drugs such as Pepto Bismol and/or Tums and other antacids to ease the nuasea adn vomitting? Please comment. Thank you. K

Answer:
Pepto Bismol and Tums are not the recommended treatment for NVP. Questions regarding the safety of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding can be directed to your doctor, and a Motherisk counselor at (416) 813-6780. For information regarding the recommended treatment for NVP, please call our Motherisk NVP Helpine at 1-800-436-8477.

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