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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.

NVP in Mexico - Bonadoxina

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-06-08

Question:
Hi There, I'm a Canadian living in Mexico with severe NVP. My doctors here have given me a drug called BONADOXINA which is 50 mg of Piridoxina and 25 of Meclizina. I understand that the Piridoxina is what is in Diclectin, but I can't find the Meclizina. Is this drug safe to take for my NVP? Thank you, Cristina

Answer:
You are right. Dicletin contains pyridoxine, but not meclizine. Meclizine is an antihistamine, similar to the doxylamine in Diclectin. This antihistamine is used quite often in Europe and studies have found it a safe and effective drug to use for NVP. Make sure to consult your physician and take the recommended dose, so it will be effective.

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