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Diclectin effective for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy

Pregnant women experiencing morning sickness may gain relief from Diclectin, a combination of doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride.

Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Nausea and Vomiting of PregnancyThis common condition of pregnancy has potential for costly medical management and significant psychosocial and medical morbidity.
New molecular entity
New molecular entityIn April 2013, FDA approved doxylamine succinate 10 mg, pyridoxine hydrochloride 10 mg (Diclegis, Duchesnay) for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnant women who do not respond to conservative management. Diclegis is a delayed-release formulation combining 10 mg of the antihistamine doxylamine succinate and 10 mg of the vitamin B6 analog pyridoxine hydrochloride. This combination was once marketed in the United States as Bendectin. However, legal suits claiming related birth defects forced the manufacturer to withdraw Bendectin from the market in the 1980s. Doxylamine/pyridoxine has not been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum.
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Fetal programming and adult obesity
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FDA approves Diclegis for treatment of morning sickness
FDA approves Diclegis for treatment of morning sickness
Ondansetron taken during pregnancy does not increase risk of adverse fetal outcomes
Ondansetron taken during pregnancy does not increase risk of adverse fetal outcomes
Hyperemesis gravidarum during second trimester linked to placental complications
Hyperemesis gravidarum during second trimester linked to placental complicationsWomen whose pregnancies are complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum in the second trimester are at a much higher risk of placental dysfunction disorders such as placental abruption and small-for-gestational age (SGA) babies, according to a study appearing in the January 30, 2013, issue of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
A tiered approach to hyperemesis in pregnancy
A tiered approach to hyperemesis in pregnancyHyperemesis causes a variety of problems to mothers during pregnancy and a tiered approach can prove beneficial.
Genes determine who will suffer severe morning sickness
Genes determine who will suffer severe morning sicknessHyperemesis gravidarum, severe nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, appears to be influenced at least in part by genetics, according to study findings.