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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.

Diclectin and Orifer-F

NVP Counsellor
Date:

Question:
Hello! Iím in the tenth week of pregnancy and experienced some really bad nausea. My obstetrician prescribed me Diclectin and it helped to a certain degree. He also told me to start with prenatal vitamins as soon as I start eat better. Due to certain condition I have (Myasthenia Gravis) I should avoid taking magnesium, so one type of multivitamins I tried even before I conceived I found very hard. I was sure it was because of 50mg of magnesium in it. So, now I started with Orifer-F which I find absolutely bearable. My concerns are how good Orifer-F is and could 60mg of Iron be dangerous?

Answer:
First of all, you mentioned that the Diclectin only helped to a certain degree for your NVP. If the recommended 4/tablets per day was not sufficient, we have published a study documenting that up to 8/tab per day was both safe and effective. For your question about Orifer -F, this is considered a safe vitamin to use during pregnancy.

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