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Certain antihistamines such as dimenhydrinate or doxylamine, taken as your doctor advises, may relieve morning
sickness.1 Doxylamine (Unisom SleepTabs) is available over-the-counter. If one of these
antihistamines alone does not relieve your morning sickness, you can try taking
it with vitamin B6.2 Talk to your doctor about the right dose.
Note: Do not confuse Unisom SleepTabs with Unisom SleepGels, which contain
a different medicine.
A prescription medicine that combines doxylamine and vitamin B6 in one medicine (called Diclegis) is also available to treat morning sickness.
Common side effects of these medicines may include:
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Kelly TF, Savides TJ. (2009). Gastrointestinal disease in pregnancy. In RK Creasy et al., eds., Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice, 6th ed., pp. 1041–1057. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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