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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.

Phenergan

NVP Counselor
Date: 2008-09-30

Question:
I recently saw my dr. for the first time on the 9th and before my appt. she prescribed zofran it didn't help i was badly nauseated for sick hours and i couldn't do anything about it she also prescribed reglan and that only worked half the time i was diagnosed with pre cancer,cancer of the cervix and i don't want anything to happen to my baby i'm 13 weeks today and have other children so this is not my first I get so nauseated all day and night that i have constant dry heaves and sometimes it leads to vomiting my dr. prescribed me pheregan 25mg and i read on a website called safefetus.com that this medicine is not safe during pregnancy and i was also told by the pharmacist that they do not recommend pheregan during pregnancy so I am highly scared of taking this medication but i can't stand having major nausea all day and night to the point i sometimes vomit i've never vomited during my other pregnancies but this one i did 2 weeks ago please help!

Answer:
Phenergan has not been found to increase the risk for birth defects or any other adverse effects in infants whose mother took it in pregnancy, so we are not sure why the pharmacist would give you that advice. You may want to call our toll free Motherisk helpline at 1 800 436-8477 and speak to one of our counselors, who will help you understand NVP treatment options.

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