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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.

Gravol

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-09-30

Question:
I'm in my third trimester, I'm taking Diclictin , since the begining, but since I have severe nausea and vomiting, I have also been taking gravol (1-2, every 4 or 8 hours), not everyday, but often. I have been told that it is safe to take gravol by my doctor. Yet have been told by others that it can cause sever defects and is dangerous to consume while pregnant.

Answer:
your doctor is correct that gravol is safe to take during pregnancy, it has been used for many years and the active ingredient is an antihistamine which is the same as the active ingredient in Diclectin

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