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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.

When Diclectin is not available

Treatment
Date: 2001-08-15

Question:
I live in Australia and Diclectin/ Bendectin is not available here. Is it possible to obtain it from Canada?

Answer:
Talk to your doctor about taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) together with doxylamine succinate. These are the two components of Diclectin and are usually available over the counter.

We suggest taking 25 mg of Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) together with 10 or 12.5 mg of doxylamine succinate, 3 times a day. These 2 substances have not been found to increase the 1 percent to 3 percent baseline risk for birth defects present in all pregnancies.

For further information, please contact the Mothersafe program in Sydney. It is an info line on the safety of medications during pregnancy, and is similar to our Motherisk general information line in Toronto.

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