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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: What's in the pills?
Ginger is ok.
But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox.

In brief: What's in the pills?
Ginger is ok.
But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox.
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Prescriptionm medication is difficult enough to truly use safely during pregnancy let alone herbal remedies that have no real FDA control or approval. Natural doesn't necessarally mean Not Noxious.
Dr. Randy Baker
Agreed that not all supplements are pure or have what they say on the label,but many quality supplements are available. http://www.consumerlab.com is an organization that independently tests supplements. In the case of ginger, an easy way to assure quality is to buy organic ginger root and make your own ginger tea (especially tasty with some lemon & honey). One can also buy organic candied ginger.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes. Try cooking with ginger as well.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Try cooking with ginger as well.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Yes
Several research studies have found ginger to be both safe and effective in treating "morning sickness.
" in these studies the most common dose used was 250 mg 4 times a day. A good summary of the research can be found at http://www.Bastyrcenter.Org/content/view/631/.

In brief: Yes
Several research studies have found ginger to be both safe and effective in treating "morning sickness.
" in these studies the most common dose used was 250 mg 4 times a day. A good summary of the research can be found at http://www.Bastyrcenter.Org/content/view/631/.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Ginger supplements are sometimes used to help with morning sicknes and nausea.
It is safe in pregnancy to use them.

In brief: Yes
Ginger supplements are sometimes used to help with morning sicknes and nausea.
It is safe in pregnancy to use them.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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