View Full Version : M/S: Anyone try homemade Benedictin?
07-28-2005, 05:21 PM
I've been reading a lot about Benedictin, a m/s drug that was voluntarily pulled in 1983 for fear of causing birth defects (although numerous later studies have demonstrated no such link, and the medicine is widely prescribed in Canada under the name Diclectin). Anyhow, it's basically a combo of B6 and the antihistamine doxylamine succinate (Unisom - a Class B drug). Was just wondering if anyone has tried this? My m/s isn't severe, but it's constant.
07-28-2005, 06:21 PM
I was actually given a prescription med and an OTC for my morning sickness. Mine was pretty bad and VERY constant. I was sick 24/7 for the first trimester. I don't think I went a day without getting sick. I had to plan my outings just right or make sure someone was with me. I remember way too many times of having to have DH pull off the side of the road so I throw up.
My OB had me take a combination of B6 and the blue unisom pills. He said he liked using this combination better than prescription meds. I had no problems but didn't take them for very long. I tried to make it without having to take some (I'm not real big on taking meds). DD has no ill effects from either the prescription med or the OTCs.
07-28-2005, 07:00 PM
As a Canadian, I've used Diclectin with two pregnancies now. It worked really well with the first, and not so well with the second. I did a lot of reading on the history of the drug and the reasons it was banned before agreeing to the prescription.
Basically, with the second - I had severe, constant m/s, and this prevented me from vomiting a million times a day, but it didn't get rid of the constant nauseous feeling. I still wound up spending most of my days on the couch until the m/s subsided.
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