Zofran is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use to fight off nausea related to chemotherapy. It is not currently approved by the FDA for morning sickness. Even so, most studies show that ondansetron is safe to use during the first trimester when most women experience morning sickness.
Will Zofran hurt my unborn baby?
If you are pregnant and have taken ondansetron or Zofran® during pregnancy, I want to reassure you that it likely has not affected your baby. Even if the increased risk for cleft palate or heart defects turns out to be true, the risk to your baby is still very, very small.
Is Zofran safe in first trimester?
A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds that pregnant women taking the common anti-nausea medication ondansetron during the first trimester have no increased risk of cardiac malformations and only a slight increased risk of oral clefts.
Does Zofran cause miscarriage?
There are no studies that have looked to see if ondansetron could make it harder for a person to get pregnant. Studies in animals did not find that ondansetron would affect the ability to get pregnant. Does taking ondansetron increase the chance for miscarriage? Miscarriage can occur in any pregnancy.
What can I take for nausea while pregnant?
If your morning sickness symptoms persist, your health care provider may recommend vitamin B-6 supplements (pyridoxine), ginger and over- the-counter options such as doxylamine (Unisom) for management. If you still have symptoms, your health care provider may recommend prescription anti-nausea medications.
Is Zofran safe during pregnancy second trimester?
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the popular drug Zofran (used to treat nausea, vomiting and in some cases, hyperemesis gravidarum, in early pregnancy) poses no risk to the developing fetus.
When should you not take Zofran?
You should not use Zofran if you are allergic to ondansetron or to similar medicines such as dolasetron (Anzemet), granisetron (Kytril), or palonosetron (Aloxi). Zofran orally disintegrating tablets may contain phenylalanine. Tell your doctor if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
Does Zofran cause cleft lip?
Zofran Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
In 2012, the Centers for Disease control concluded that Zofran taken during pregnancy may double the risk of development of cleft lip or palate. Cleft lip or palate is a skeletal abnormality that may result from Zofran use during pregnancy.
When is pregnancy sickness The worst?
Even though it’s called morning sickness, it can last all day and happen any time of day. At least 7 in 10 pregnant women have morning sickness in the first trimester (first 3 months) of pregnancy. It usually starts at about 6 weeks of pregnancy and is at its worst at about 9 weeks.
Can you take Zofran and Tylenol together while pregnant?
No interactions were found between Tylenol and Zofran.
What pregnancy category is Zofran?
The FDA has classified Zofran as a “Pregnancy Category B” drug, meaning that it has not been the subject of any well-controlled studies to determine the effects Zofran may have during pregnancy. However, the FDA has approved “Pregnancy Category A” drug called Diclegis to safely treat morning sickness in pregnant women.
Can I take Zofran and Unisom together while pregnant?
Interactions between your drugs
No interactions were found between Unisom SleepMelts and Zofran.
Is vomiting at 4 months pregnant normal?
Morning sickness, also called nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, is a common condition. It occurs in about 70% of pregnancies and usually starts around 6 weeks of pregnancy and lasts for weeks or months. Symptoms usually improve during the second trimester (weeks 13 to 27; the middle 3 months of pregnancy).