Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Treatment isn't necessary for most cases of morning sickness. If your morning sickness symptoms persist, however, your pregnancy care provider may prescribe vitamin B-6 supplements, antihistamines and possibly anti-nausea medications.

If you have severe morning sickness, your doctor might talk to you about medication to treat it. The combination of doxylamine and pyridoxine (Diclegis) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating nausea in pregnancy. Drowsiness can occur with this medicine, so it's important to avoid activities that require mental alertness, such as driving, when taking it.

If you have hyperemesis gravidarum, you may need to be treated with intravenous (IV) fluids and anti-nausea medications in the hospital.

Sept. 18, 2014