However, it involved only 55 patients and because of a weak study design, the results were questionable. I took zofran with my first pregnancy and my son was fine. WIthout large randomized clinical trials and transparent data no one can say any medication is truly safe.
So many people would, and do…I have two boys, ages 2 and 4, and with both pregnancies I had to take zofran 8mg dose during first pregnancy, 8 and then backed off to 4mg dose during second pregnancy every single night in order to sleep I cannot sleep through nausea AT ALL.
There are other things to try first, but for some women, like me, these things will fail and then every woman has to decide her individual risk-benefit ratio. This was such a well-written article.
I know it's hard, but better safe than sorry. First of all retrospective studies have inherent issues, so the study is FAR from definitive. I see those commercials come out and fade away every few months.
But the settlement does not necessarily mean that the drug has been proven to cause birth defects. If you read what the drug is specifically for you'll see it says for cancer patients undergoing chemo. By day four or five I was beside myself. Fast forwards to my very premature delivery. I was drooling on my knees into a trash can or a toilet almost constantly. The first study was important in showing no complications in pregnancy from Zofran, but the question of birth defects was not quite answered because half of the patients started Zofran after 10 weeks gestation, which is after the critical time for organ development in the embryo.
It metabolizes in the liver and has a shelf-life of five to seven hours. At present, there is only one FDA-approved medication for morning sickness: Jeffrey Boyle Maternal - Fetal Medicine.
Thank you for putting this article together with facts and not speculative hype and fear tactics. A speedy, smart summary of all the news you need to know and nothing you don't. Though Zofran was originally created in to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer patients after receiving chemotherapy, the drug is most commonly used today by pregnant women.
Cost benefit analysis indeed. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I was prescribed diclegis for my morning sickness. It is an effective medication that works to block the receptors in your body that trigger the feeling of nausea.