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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.

Treating NVP in Germany

NVP Counselor
Date: 2008-08-14

Question:
I am in my 8th week of pregnancy and severely nauseated and "seasick" w/ some vomiting. We are stationed in Germany and the Dr.s @ the US military treatment facilty here told me to take half a unisom. However the German pharmacist said that antihistamines were dangerous in the first trimester? Also I didn't find the Doxilamin kind of unisom only the diphenhydramine, is that safe as well if I take 12.5 mg ( I cut it in half) twice a day?Actually I went w/ the Tylenol "Simply Sleep" brand ( same ingredient but lower dose and I was able to slpit pill in half. I am also taking Vit B 6 25 mg w/ that. Thank you.

Answer:
Download and discuss our treatment Algorithm @ http://www.motherisk.org/women/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=875 , with your doctor and pharmacist. What you are taking is safe.

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