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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.

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Diclectin or Gravol Ginger

NVP counselor
Date: 2009-03-24

Question:
I am in my 7th week and am suffering from pretty extreme NVP throughout the day. I am aware of diclectin, but was offered Gravol Ginger by my local pharmacist. When I got home the box said not to take while pregnant. Can you please confirm if I can take this alternative or if I should be considering a prescription of diclectin. Note, I also take 10,000 units of Fragmin as I have a genetic blood disorder. Your response is appreciated.

Answer:
Diclectin is the drug of choice for NVP, however Gravol contains a similar ingredient to what is in Diclectin and is considered safe to use in pregnancy for NVP. Ginger is also used for the treatment of NVP and has been found to be safe in pregnancy in up to doses of 1000mg/day. You may want to call our tollfree NVP Helpline at 1 800 436-8471 to discuss this further with one of our specially trained counselors

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