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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Constipation

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-01-31

Question:
I am currently 18 weeks pregnant and am slowly weaning off of Diclectin. I went from four to three to two, and now, one pill a day. I have noticed, especially since going from two to one, that my constipation is returning. It had disappeared (despite an identical diet) while I was on diclectin. I'm assuming some property in the diclectin kept my digestive system moving. What part of the diclectin did this and, what can I now take (I eat a HUGE bowl of all-bran plus lots of fruit/water each day) to help the constipation?

Answer:
Your constipation problem is probably not related to the Diclectin, because there are no reports describing this. If you would like information as to what is safe to take during pregnancy for constipation, you may want to call our general Motherisk line at 416 813-6780.

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