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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
Taking Diclectin throughout pregnancy

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-07-10

Question:
I am 18 weeks pregnant with twins and have been taking Diclectin for about 8 weeks. I have tried to taper down my dosage, thinking I would eventually stop taking the medication, but am now taking 4 a day again to control my nvp. If I take Diclectin my whole pregnancy is it still safe considering my pregnancy is deemed high risk; also will it affect the birth weight of the twins in any way?

Answer:
Up to 20% of women suffer from NVP throughout their pregnancy and require treatment to the end. You appear to be one of these women and it is perfectly safe to take the Diclectin in the dose you need as long as you need it. As well, none of the studies on Diclectin has found that there was any difference in birthweight in the babies whose moms took Diclectin compared to other moms. Twins are usually smaller than single births, however there is no evidence that taking Diclectin will affect the birth weight.

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