Certain antihistamines such as dimenhydrinate or doxylamine, taken as your doctor advises, may relieve morning
sickness.footnote 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.footnote 1 Talk to your doctor about the right dose.
Note: Do not confuse Unisom SleepTabs with Unisom SleepGels, which contain
a different medicine.
If home treatment does not work for you, talk to your doctor about medicine that may help relieve your symptoms.
Common side effects of these medicines may include:
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CitationsKelly 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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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