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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.

Ondansetron for NVP

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-12-11

Question:
is ondansetron safe for treatment of nausea and voniting of pregnancy when all other meds have failed.

Answer:
Ondansetron is used commonly for the treatment of severe NVP. Studies did not find an increase risk for major malformations or other adverse effects on infants whose mothers took this drug as directed in pregnancy.

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