FDA approves morning sickness drug once feared unsafe

FDA approves morning sickness drug

Any pregnant woman who has gone through it can tell you, morning sickness is rough.

But, help is on the way. The FDA just approved Diclegis. It is the same formula as a drug that was pulled in 1983, because of claims it caused birth defects.

So how do we know this version is safe?

"We have to explain to patients the medication was taken off the market because of concern for birth defects, but that concern was totally unfounded. Pregnant women should feel comfortable taking this drug", said Dr. Joanne Stone, Obstetrician at Mount Sinai Hospital.

  The drug maker warns that it might make women drowsy. Dietary and lifestyle changes are recommended over taking the medication.

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