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FDA Approves Morning Sickness Drug

By , May 21st, 2013 | Pregnancy | 1 Comment

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved, for the second time, Bendectin – a drug to help treat morning sickness.

FDA approves morning sickness drug

“The drug is actually something a lot of practitioners have been using for a long time,” said Tamsen Carson, physician assistant.

About 30 years ago, it was thought the medicine was causing birth defects, but this has recently been proven wrong by the FDA after thorough testing.

“The medicine, known as Bendectin, is made up simply of vitamin B6 and doxylamine, which is found in the over-the-counter antihistamine/sleep aid called Unisom,” said Carson. “There are other medications you can take for severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, but this is one of the first chosen for mild symptoms due to the very low risk of side effects and the cost.”

Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing morning sickness to see what they recommend for your symptoms. To find a doctor visit renown.org/findadoc.

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