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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.

Zofran for NVP

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2007-08-31

Question:
Hi there! I am pregnant with my fourth child. I have a 4,2 and 10 month old now (crazy.lol)..I have been sick all day..it does not stop (light headed, vomitting, stomache ache..like a sever constant flu). I have tried ginger pills, tums...you name it I have tried. My doctor does not like the idea of medication, but all of my girl friends were on zofran and the symptoms stopped. Are there effects on the child with this medication in womb; also I am still nursing the little one. Thank you very much for all of your help.

Answer:
Although Zofran is not recommended specifically for the treatment of NVP, many women today are using it for this condition. Studies, including one from Motherisk with almost 200 women, have not found an increase risk for major malformations above the 1-3% in the population or any other adverse effects on the infants of mothers who took this drug during pregnancy

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