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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.

Herbal Gravol

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-08-14

Question:
Hello Can I take the herbal form of Gravol while pregnant? What about the 100mg time released capsules of Gravol - are these safe to take? Finally, my doctor told me I can take Zantac for heartburn and excess stomach acid - is this ok? Thanks!

Answer:
The herbal form of Gravol contains 500mg of ginger and 2 per day is safe to take in pregnancy. The 100mg time released capsules of Gravol contains 100mg of dimenhydrinate and 2 per day is also safe to take in pregnancy. Zantac has also been well studied in pregnancy and has been found safe to take as prescribed by your physician.

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