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A 31-year-old female asked:

Why would my ob tell me to take vitamin b6 with unisom for nausea, when the b6 bottle says not intended for use by pregnant women?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 is a natural vitamin, and is included in prenatal vitamins. Unisom is "not recommended" in pregnancy, since there are potential effects which have not been categorized by evidence based medicine on its side effects in pregnancy. There are other antinausea medications which are safe in pregnancy, so ask your OB for another recommendation.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Its diclegis: Most likely your insurance company did not cover the first line treatment for nausea in pregnancy which is Diclegis. Some Obgyns will work around this insurance issue by prescribing the components of Diclegis separately. You can contact your Obgyn and clarify if this was the reason.

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