Can Zofran make you miscarry?

Can Zofran make you miscarry?

Could taking ondansetron cause other pregnancy complications? Studies did not find a higher chance of pregnancy loss, preterm delivery (delivery before 37 weeks of pregnancy), or low birth weight when ondansetron was used during pregnancy.

Can I take Zofran at 5 weeks pregnant?

New Study Says… 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.

Why would a pregnant woman need Zofran?

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.”

Can you take anti-nausea Medicine in first trimester?

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.

When should I take Zofran for morning sickness?

The dose of Zofran for hyperemesis gravidarum requiring hospitalization is a maximum of 10 milligrams via intravenous therapy (IV) every 8 hours. More typical pregnancy nausea is managed by a much lower oral dose — 4 to 8 mg every 8 hours. Always follow your doctor’s directions for taking Zofran.

How often does Zofran cause birth defects?

Research on Zofran Causing Birth Defects One study found that Zofran was connected to a 237% risk of cleft palate defects. Another study identified that it doubled the risk of heart defects in newly born babies and increased the overall risk of birth defects by 30%.

Can I take Zofran my whole pregnancy?

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.

When does morning sickness peak?

Among women who experience morning sickness, symptoms peak precisely when organ development is most susceptible to chemical disruption, between the first month and up to the 16th week of pregnancy.

Can you take Zofran while pregnant?

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.