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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.

Fenigan for NVP

NVP Counselor
Date: 2006-08-14

Question:
I am 5 weeks pregnant suffering with morning sickness all day. The doctor perscribed me Fenigan (promethazine 25 mg). Is this safe during the first trimester? The doctor said it was a catagory c. I'm concern because the nose spray I was taking was a catagory c and he told me to stop the nose spray. I don't understand why the persciption is okay and the nose spray isn't. Please let me know as soon as possible. I'm scared to death to take this medication. This is my first. I've been trying for years.

Answer:
We do not use the categories you describe at the Motherisk program as they are really not very meaningful. You sound like you need to take the medication for your morning sickness so you should go ahead and start on it. If you would like to speak to someone for further information you can call our toll free NVP helpline at 1800-436-8477

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