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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
Diclectin and SSRIs

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-02-12

I am 6 weeks pregnant and suffering terrible nausea and vomiting. I had my first midwife appointment last week and she prescribed diclectin. My concern is that I failed to tell her that I am on an anti-depressant - Luvox (fluvoxamine). I have been taking ssri's for more than 10 years due to type 2 bi-polar. I did not give up anti-depressants during my last pregnancy on my Dr's advice and gave birth to a healthy baby who is now four. So I have no concern for the safety of the ssri and I know that the Diclectin appears to be safe as well but does anyone have any information about the combination of these two drugs? Of course I will be asking the same question of my midwife but probably will not be able to speak with her until monday. thanks for any information or advice Wendy

At Motherisk,we hear from many women have taken both SSRI's and Diclectin together with no adverse effects on the baby. Consult your healthcare provider

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