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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) ForumMotherisk 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.
Can I safely take a B6 supplement without first consulting my doctor? I have had nvp for a week, and my next appointment isn't for another three weeks. I feel like I can't wait until then to do something about the all-day nausea and vomiting I am experiencing - and I've tried all the standard advice. If it is safe, is it best to take the B6 it as a multivitamin, or on its own?
Unless you have specific health problems that should be discussed with your doctor, you can start taking B6 on its own. To help relieve the NVP, we suggest taking 25mg of B6 three times a day. This is considered safe and not likely to increase the baseline risk for malformation (1% to 3%) that is present in all pregnancies. For additional information, please call the NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477.