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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.

Taking Vitamin B6 only

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-11-12

Question:
Hi there, I am currently 14 weeks and 3 days. I have been using Diclectin since about 10 weeks for nausea, but no vomitting. I used 1 at night and 1 in the morning for the first 2 weeks. I then cut back to one at night which works pretty well except that I sometimes get a bit queasy after supper. I want to get off the Diclectin so I went to the pharmacy to get vitamin B6 on its own. The smallest dose was 50mg. I read on the forum that up to 150mg is safe, but I also read that you recommend 25mg at a time. Am I able to cut it in half? and is it ok to take a 50mg tablet? Thank you

Answer:
Some women suffer from NVP throughout their pregnancy and have taken Diclectin until they deliver their baby with no adverse effects. However,if you wish to take vitamin B6 alone, new information from recent studies suggest that it is safe to take up to 200 mg/day and it is OK to take 50 mg at a time. Our new algorithm with this information will be published on the website shortly.

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