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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.

How long can you take your NVP medicine?

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Date: 2000-09-07

Question:
I'm 26 wks pregnant and still having NVP. In my first 2 pregnancies, I was sick till the day after I gave birth. This time I'm taking doxylamine and B6 which provides some relief but when I stop taking the med I have NVP again. HOW MANY WEEKS CAN I TAKE DOXYLAMINE AND B6?

Answer:
As you already know, NVP can affect women until the end of their pregnancy. Some women take their medication until they deliver. Diclectin, approved and used in Canada for NVP, is known not to increase the 1% to 3% baseline risk inherent in all pregnancies. Most women take 4 pills a day, equivalent to 40 mg B6 and 40 mg of doxylamine and those 2 components are safe when used throughout the pregnancy.

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