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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
Safety of Diclectin

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-05-07

Question:
Hi, I am 18 weeks pregnant and I have been taking diclectin for the past 15 weeks in order to control sever nausea and vomitting. I am starting to feel much better now and I onlt take it once or not at all each day. I am now concerned about the baby's health. Is dicletin at all harmful to the fetus?

Answer:
Diclectin is the recommended treatment for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. It is the most studied drug used in pregnancy and has not been found to increase the risk for birth defects or any other adverse outcomes, so to answer your question, no it is not harmful to the fetus

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