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I have been hesitant to take Gravol for my morning sickness. However, yesterday I found a Gravol product that is 500m of Ginger root. On the bottle it says not to take it if prengant or breastfeeding. Why is this??
This information is a standard statement on the label of most medications and does not necessarily reflect the latest research. Gravol is an antihistamine that has been available for many years. Studies have not found it to increase the rates of birth defects or any other adverse effects in infants exposed while the mother was pregnant. Ginger is used often for the treatment of nausea and vomiting, including during pregnancy and several studies have been carried out in pregnancy. Up to 1000mg/day is considered a safe amount to take while pregnant.