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Cyclizine Hydrochloride

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beth27123 Wed 22-May-13 19:24:08

Just been prescribed this by a walk in doctor for rather extreme nausea and sickness and on the label it says DO NOT take in pregnancy. Shall I stop taking them now?

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 19:26:20

I would. Call your midwife or GP, get a second opinion. flowers

Jollyb Wed 22-May-13 21:35:21

Hi there cyclizine should be fine - it is one of the recommended drugs for treatment of sickness during pregnancy.

Q&A 162 2_final.doc

But do have a chat with your midwife or GP tomorrow who will hopefully be able to put your mind at rest.

Jollyb Wed 22-May-13 21:38:02

Q&A 162 2_final.doc

Jollyb Wed 22-May-13 21:40:38

Whoops - link still not working but it was to a page from the NHS /Uk medicines information website saying that cyclizine is one of the first line drugs.

littleducks Wed 22-May-13 21:42:00

Cyclizine is commonly prescribed for severe sickness in pregnancy. I have had it for all three of my pregnancies (oldest is 7 yrs old now) so it has been the case for a least a little while.

It is also available OTC (according to pharmacist when I was last in hospital) as an antihistime, which is probably why the warning is there. It should only been taken when pg when prescribed by a dr.

Hope you feel better soon.

AppleCrumples Wed 22-May-13 21:45:33

Hi i took this daily from 20 weeks until dd2 arrived at 37 weeks. They have to put those warnings as testing drugs on pg women unethical (or something like that). Dd2 is a healthy 20 week old now and i doubt i woukd have surviveemd without it!

It is commonly used, check out the hyperemesis support thread the ladies there know all about the meds. Hope you feel better soon being sick is horrid!

littleducks Wed 22-May-13 21:46:07

Oh and there is a MN support thread for women who have been really sick in pregnancy, I think you will find lots of people who have been on cyclizine and other treatments on there which might help.

AppleCrumples Wed 22-May-13 21:48:14

X posts littleducks!

wispa31 Thu 23-May-13 10:32:32

yip i use it myself and quite frankly couldnt function without it. i was previously on promethizine which is otc also, used as a travel sickness med. they have to put those warnings on as pp has said they cant test pg ladies.

Futterby Thu 23-May-13 11:12:02

Don't listen to me then smile

Jollyb Thu 23-May-13 11:41:08

No always best to check Futterby.

Seeline Thu 23-May-13 11:45:15

I used it from 6 weeks to 20 weeks in my 2nd pg. DD is now a healthy nearly-9yo. It really helped me, but probably best to check with your own gp/mw just to put your mind at reast smile

harleyd Thu 23-May-13 18:59:11

ive used it in 2 previous pregnancies and also from 5-14 weeks in this one

beth27123 Thu 23-May-13 21:34:01

Thanks ladies, really grateful to you all.

Reebok Thu 23-May-13 21:36:26

It's fine to take. I'm 31 weeks pregnant and have been on cyclizine since 6 weeks due to hyperemesis. Bubba is perfectly fine.

SuffolkNWhat Thu 23-May-13 21:37:31

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