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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
More than the standard dose

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-06-21

Question:
I am taking Diclectin (4 pills/day, spaced evenly throughout the day) to help with NV. While it is helping, I find that I would need a 5th pill to entirely offset the nausea. Is this a safe dosage? Please note that I have tried to call your information line but always just get an answering maching and am then never around for the return call. Thanks.

Answer:
Some women do require a higher dose than the the standard 4/tablets per day. Motherisk published a study on the safety of higher doses of Diclectin and found that up to 12 tablets per day could be taken without any adverse effects on the fetus

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