Pregnancy Nausea Medication May Not Work All That Well

Pregnancy Nausea Medication May Not Work All That Well

How effective is the most commonly prescribed drug for nausea during pregnancy? Not so great, say researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada. They are questioning the effectiveness of pyridoxine-doxylamine, which is sold under the brand name Diclegis in the United States. In an article published today in the journal PLOS ONE, the research team shared previously unpublished information from a randomized clinical trial conducted in 2009, called DIC-301. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relied on DIC-301 to approve Diclegis, which has been prescribed to millions of women around the world. But after obtaining a copy of the...

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