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April 10th, 2013, 05:00 AM
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You may have read recently that the FDA has approved the first medication specifically for morning sickness: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/fda-app...6#.UWVS_FeHeSp

The drug, Diclegis, was pulled off the market 30 years ago after being deemed "unsafe" and many women were slapping lawsuits against the maker for birth defects in their children.

The article says that the maker claims the fears were "unfounded" and it has become the most tested pregnancy-related medication in history. The FDA has now labeled it a "Class A" drug (meaning little to no effect on the fetus).

So the question: Would you take this medication for morning sickness now that it is FDA approved?

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I probably wouldn't take it. I don't like taking medications during pregnancy at all unless I absolutely need to (ie: my seizure medicine). I especially wouldn't feel comfortable if this drug was so bad 30 years ago and is just now coming back into the world. But then again, I've never had morning sickness so I can't really relate to someone who may have REALLY benefited from it.
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April 10th, 2013, 05:08 AM
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Nope! Only meds I take during pregnancy is Tylenol and tums and only if its so bad I have to. Defiantly wouldn't take some that was taken off the market or has recalls!
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April 10th, 2013, 05:11 AM
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I wouldn't take it. I would be too worried about health risks.
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April 10th, 2013, 05:19 AM
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Heck no! I hate taking medicines when I'm not pregnant, I especially hate taking it when I am. I could never imagine taking something that had a recall before :/
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April 10th, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Nope, I don't take meds while I'm pregnant. I don't trust anything.
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April 10th, 2013, 05:40 AM
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I haven't read the article but nope I wouldn't risk taking it.
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April 10th, 2013, 06:07 AM
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April 10th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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No and I'm one that doesn't like to take meds NOT pregnant, much less pregnant. I did take zofran with my first because I had HG but that's the only one I did, the others I just suffered through.
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April 10th, 2013, 08:05 AM
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Probably not. If my morning sickness was so extreme that I couldn't keep food down I'd just go to the hospital where I can be monitored etc. Otherwise, yes, morning sickness sucks! But it's never been something I couldn't just suck it up about and deal with it naturally.
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April 10th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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nope. My ex-husband is a doctor and unfortunately he's told me too much and the FDA isn't exactly flawless with approving things.

That being said. I was hospitalized with m/s with my DD and it was horrible and not being well informed I probably would have taken anything they offered me. I'm sure a lot of women who don't know the facts will take it as well.
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April 10th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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We've had Diclectin in Canada for morning sickness (prescription only) and I took it with my second. I"ve had a few people I know stay on it for the full pregnancy. The active ingredients are actually an antihistamine and Vitamin B6.

I would never judge a mother for taking a morning sickness medicaiton that has been approved. Everyone has their own risk and benefits that they have to weigh out.

I alway thought Tums were bad in pregnancy. It's a tough road to be pregnant.
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April 10th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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This used to be called Bendectin, correct? I would not take it. Bendectin is suspected as being a possible cause of my aunt's spina bifida, my grandmother was on it while pregnant with her. We do not know that for SURE it was the cause or even contributed, but the thought of it alone would be enough to keep me away.
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April 10th, 2013, 08:50 PM
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Nope. And I have had horrible morning sickness with dd and this ill guy
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