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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.

Stemetil and other options

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-06-21

Dear motherisk, I am 11 weeks pregnant and currently taking stemetil to help with NVP. It has helped - I am less lethargic, and not nauseas every minute of the day. I am still throwing up about three times a day, often only keeping down dinner, and feeling moderately awful at times. I live in Australia, and I think some drugs are not available here - do you have any suggestions for something that may help further? My GP says Largactil (I think) would be next. Yours, Megan

Diclectin is the drug of choice for NVP and it is not available in Australia. You may want to download our treatment algorithm @http://www.motherisk.org/women/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=348 from the website and take it to your physician and he/she can look at it to decide where to proceed next if the stemetil is not working for you.

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