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Forum > Treatment: Diclectin
Diclectin and SSRIs

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-02-12

Question:
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

Answer:
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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