Question: Is Zofran OK to take while pregnant?

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 for pregnancy 2020?

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.

Will Zofran cause miscarriage?

Currently, no scientific evidence has linked the anti-nausea drug Zofran, frequently prescribed “off-label” for morning sickness, to an increased risk of miscarriage.

What nausea medicine is safe while pregnant?

In fact, the FDA has approved a prescription medication for use during pregnancy that is a combination of Vitamin B6 and Unisom. It is called Diclegis. This is the only FDA approved medication for treating nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

What are the side effects of Zofran during pregnancy?

Taking Zofran while pregnant is low risk, and it has been prescribed for years for pregnancy nausea.

Side effects associated with Zofran include:

  • headache.
  • diarrhea.
  • constipation.
  • weakness.
  • tiredness.
  • dizziness.
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What category is Zofran in pregnancy?

Regarding Zofran during pregnancy and the potential side effects Zofran is classified as a Pregnancy Class B drug. This definition means that Zofran has no data and no studies available to prove it is safe.

Does Zofran help pregnancy nausea?

Ondansetron (Zofran®) is a medicine used to treat nausea and vomiting that may be caused by surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. Healthcare professionals also prescribe ondansetron during pregnancy to reduce symptoms of nausea and vomiting, also known as “morning sickness.”

Is ondansetron safe in first trimester of pregnancy?

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.

How fast does Zofran work?

How quickly does Zofran (ondansetron) work? Zofran (ondansetron) should work pretty quickly. Many people report relief within about 30 minutes and it reaches maximum blood concentrations in about 2 hours. The effects of Zofran (ondansetron) can last anywhere between 8 to 12 hours.

What is the Zofran lawsuit about?

The Zofran lawsuit makes allegations that the company engaged in unethical practices by promoting Zofran to pregnant mothers while failing to undertake a single study on the effects of Zofran on pregnant mothers or their unborn children.

How often can I take Zofran 4 mg for nausea?

Adults typically take one 8-mg tablet or rapidly disintegrating tablet or 10 mL of liquid twice a day. For patients ages 12 and older, the dosage is the same as for adults. For those ages 4 to 11, patients should take a 4-mg tablet or rapidly disintegrating tablet or 5 mL of liquid three times per day.

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Can I take Zofran every day?

Ondansetron may be taken up to 3 times a day for 1 to 2 days after your chemotherapy or radiation treatment is finished. If you are taking this medication on a prescribed schedule, take it regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.