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Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug

Posted 6 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 – A drug commonly prescribed to ease the nausea of morning sickness may not be as effective as once believed, a new analysis suggests. Diclectin (pyridoxine-doxylamine) has been prescribed for millions of pregnant women for years. But an unpublished study from the 1970s used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada to approve the drug may have overstated its benefits, the Canadian researchers behind the new research said. Study co-author Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, said the earlier study's data about the effectiveness of Diclectin is shaky at best. "We found two main problems with the [unpublished] study. Data was missing for 31 percent of participants. There are questions about the integrity of the data," Persaud said. "The approval and prescribing of this medication are based on this study. The ... Read more

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Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane Ride

Posted 28 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Planning a plane trip? There are steps you can take for a better, healthier excursion. Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians: Store medication to be taken during the trip in a carry-on bag. Pack extra meds in case of unexpected delays. Talk to your doctor about whether you'll need to adjust your meds during your trip. Keep an identification card with you at all times if you have epilepsy or diabetes. Also, bring a list of all medications and doses, and your doctor's contact information. Drink plenty of water before and during your flight to prevent dehydration. Read more

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Women Don't Have to Suffer Through Severe Morning Sickness, Experts Say

Posted 19 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 – Expectant mothers hit hard with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy don't need to muddle through debilitating symptoms, new recommendations say. In updating 11-year-old guidelines on treating morning sickness, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now suggests women pair vitamin B6 and the antihistamine doxylamine to treat persistent, disruptive nausea and vomiting. The medications are sold separately over-the-counter or combined in prescription form. Meanwhile, further review of a commonly used morning sickness drug, ondansetron (Zofran), has prompted ACOG to pull back on supporting its use since more recent data suggest the drug may be linked to birth defects. "I think it's up to each individual patient, in talking with her clinician, to decide what steps they want to take to treat nausea and vomiting," said Dr. Aaron Caughey, a ... Read more

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