Is zofran (ondansetron) safe in pregnancy for mother and embryo?

2nd line drug. Most studies show Zofran (ondansetron) is likely safe for use but it is considered a 2nd line treatment choice reserved for those who fail other methods. Diclegis is a FDA approved drug now available for 1st line treatment.

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It's it safe to take zofran (ondansetron) during pregnancy? Pharmacist had told me no, but they were really pushing it in the ER today

Zofran (ondansetron) there is a slight risk of cleft palate or lip associated with zofran (ondansetron). In general, I have stopped using it unless the pateint is over 14 weeks gestation. However, if nausea and vomitting of pregnancy is severe you can have real problems associated with it, so it still will be used for severe nausea and vomitting. Talk to your OB before making a decision. Your pharmacist isn't an OB expert. Read more...

Took Zofran (ondansetron) throughout my pregnancy and delivered a baby girl... now Zofran (ondansetron) is being recalled due to birth defects. What do I do should I be worried?

Healthy baby :) Zofran (ondansetron) is pregnancy category B meaning that there are no controlled studies on human pregnancy and that in animal studies there has not been harm to the fetus. That being said, if you gave birth to a healthy baby girl all you need to do is enjoy her and not worry - any birth defects that have been pointed at zofran (ondansetron) (but not scientifically proven) would have been noted after birth. Read more...

How can I help with constipation during pregnancy due to zofran (ondansetron)?

More water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) I assume you are taking zofran for nausea and therefore probably not taking much water. This leads to harder stools. Increasing your water intake and taking generic MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) will help keep your stools soft. Read more...

It's there anything my DR can give me for nausea during pregnancy? I had zofran (ondansetron) with first pregnancy bc I was in the er every weekend dehydrated

Yes. See link below: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/nausea-and-vomiting-of-pregnancy-beyond-the-basics?source=see_link Several drugs can be used. It is often a trial and error process tot find the most effective and best tolerated med. Vitamin B6 with doxylamine (OTC), Benadryl, Bonine, Phenergan, (promethazine) Zoran have all been used. Work with your OB doctor to get the best med for you. Read more...

8 weeks pregnant with third baby with extreme vomiting. Have zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg. What's the correct dose to take for pregnancy? Exhausted all other options

Talk to your OB. Zofran (ondansetron) is dosed one every 12-24 hours but if your vomiting is that severe talk to your OB. Adequate nutrition is absolutely essential for a healthy baby and mom and at times hyperalimentation can be necessary. You also want to be sure that there isn't something else going on causing the nausea. Hope this helps and you are feeling better soon. Read more...