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Diclectin-any risks?

Postby mymiracles2 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 09:40 am

by mymiracles2 (88 Posts), Wed Feb 29, 2012 09:40 am

Hi there, does anyone know of any risks associated with diclectin and pre E etc? My nauesa is dibilitating :?
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Re: Diclectin-any risks?

Postby MomTimesThree » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:36 am

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:36 am

I don't... but so sorry to hear about the nausea!! I can't even imagine!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Diclectin-any risks?

Postby alviarin » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:50 am

by alviarin (1644 Posts), Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:50 am

Not that I've heard of.

My sister-in-law had hyperemesis and she said 1/2 a unisom plus extra vitamin B6 worked the best for her. (I believe diclectin has the same active ingredients). My sister used Zofran in pregnancy, but I know it can be pricey.
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Diclectin-any risks?

Postby txmom7 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 01:39 pm

by txmom7 (37 Posts), Wed Feb 29, 2012 01:39 pm

Diclectin (doxylamine and B6) is one of the.most studied drugs in pregnancy. Hundreds of thousands of women have used it and collected data on outcomes. It.is.safe. dehydration and malnutrition are far riskier to you and your baby than diclectin. Toronto Sick Children's website Mother Risk has lots.of reassuring info.
I know dozens.of women over at the HER forums who have taken it, including myself and its no problem.
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Re: Diclectin-any risks?

Postby mymiracles2 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 02:05 pm

by mymiracles2 (88 Posts), Wed Feb 29, 2012 02:05 pm

that is good to hear. My sister-in-law said that there are many side effects, and that it is an unknown and ever-changing drug :? drug....
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Re: Diclectin-any risks?

Postby txmom7 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 03:08 pm

by txmom7 (37 Posts), Wed Feb 29, 2012 03:08 pm

mymiracles2 wrote:that is good to hear. My sister-in-law said that there are many side effects, and that it is an unknown and ever-changing drug :? drug....



Unknown and ever changing. It's been around for over 30 years. Dosage may change but the active I.gredients have not. Seriously, mother risk is probably the most comprehensive place to get info on diclectin. They even have a free 1800 number you can call for advice and info.
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Re: Diclectin-any risks?

Postby txmom7 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 03:10 pm

by txmom7 (37 Posts), Wed Feb 29, 2012 03:10 pm

The only real.side effect aside.from the intended.one of making you stop throwing up is that it will make you very, very sleepy. So much so I don't advise women with children to take care.of to try it unless there is someone else in the home the first couple of times. Most women do build up a tolerance to the sedating effects though.
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