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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.

Safety of drugs for treatment of NVP

NVP COUNSELOR
Date: 2006-02-21

Question:
Hi, My wife had a very bad morning sickness, and she had to go to Hospital, and gave her some vaccinations: Ondansitron, cyclizine. and also some tablets, Stemetil, is there any study done on these medications ? thanks

Answer:
These medications have been studied in pregnancy

Ondansetron
At Motherisk we recently published a study where we followed up 176 women who took this drug in pregnancy for morning sickness and there was no difference in the outcomes of these babies compared to babies whose mothers did not take this drug.

Cyclicine
is a drug that has been on the market for many years, which thousands of pregnant women have used for morning sickness with no adverse effects on the baby.

Stemetil
is also an old drug that has been used by many pregnant women for morning sickness with no adverse effects on the baby.

Remember that it is important for your wife to treat her nausea and vomiting to ensure the best outcome for herself and your baby.

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