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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 severe NVP

NVP Counselling
Date: 2008-12-11

Question:
I am 11 weeks pregnant and have been using diclectin. i found it had little effect on my nausea and extreme vomiting, so i began taking 11-12 pills within a 24 hr. period for some relief. ive been taking that amount for several weeks, with the understanding that this drug is completely safe for the baby. However i just read in another write up the you can safely take 8 pills a day without adverse harm being done to the fetus. does that mean i have caused harm with my 11-12 pills a day!!!??? and what kind of harm? thank-you for any information.

Answer:
In the study that you mentioned,there were a few women who took up to 12 pills/day and their babies were fine. However, if your NVP is that severe that you have to take so many pills, you may want to call our toll free number at 1 800 436-8471 and discuss other possible treatment options.

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