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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.
I am on Diclectic for pregnancy sickness and it's working great, except for a little drowsiness. Can you tell me how this medicine works? What does it do to your body to ease the sickness? Thanks
A typical side effect can indeed be drowsiness. Most women get used to the medication after a while. If drowsiness persists, you might want to call our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477 to discuss your dose and schedule.
Diclectin works by blocking the mechanism of NVP. It does not change the causes of your symptoms, such as the placenta size and hormone levels. It does not affect the pregnancy or increase the baseline risk of 1% to 3% for birth defects which is present in all pregnancies.