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Medicine for Morning Sickness

Did You Take Medicine For Morning Sickness?

Praying to the porcelain god is a rite of passage for many pregnant women. For those mums-to-be that can't get a break from morning sickness, there are medicinal options available. Many ailing ladies opt not to take such medication for fear of affecting the baby. Researchers conducted a study and found the drug Metoclopramide, also known as Reglan, to be a "safe medication." One of the researchers, Dr. Rafael Gorodischer, claimed:

We studied exposure in the first trimester because that is the most critical period for the development of the fetus, when most malformations would be caused by an external cause. . . . We can now say with a high degree of confidence that it’s a safe medication.

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jmast jmast 7 years
I took vitamin B6..that's it. It didn't work though..LOL!
luckyme luckyme 7 years
Chouette - the high cost of the prescription was a big part of the reason my doctor suggested I try the OTC combo first. And if that didn't work, he was going to put me on Zofran, which is also costly. Needless to say, I'm glad I was able to go the cheaper route.
luckyme luckyme 7 years
PS: if I was just nauseous or vomiting very little, I probably wouldn't have taken anything, however, I was throwing up between 6 and 10 times a day at the peak of my morning sickness. Both my doctor and I felt it was important that I start taking something so that I could keep at least some of my meals down. Also, I started getting morning sickness around 5 weeks and it lasted all the way until about 25 weeks. It was absolutely brutal.Anyway, not that I feel the need to justify, but I have found that some people do not approve of women taking medications for morning sickness because they should be able to "tough it out."
luckyme luckyme 7 years
PS: if I was just nauseous or vomiting very little, I probably wouldn't have taken anything, however, I was throwing up between 6 and 10 times a day at the peak of my morning sickness. Both my doctor and I felt it was important that I start taking something so that I could keep at least some of my meals down. Also, I started getting morning sickness around 5 weeks and it lasted all the way until about 25 weeks. It was absolutely brutal. Anyway, not that I feel the need to justify, but I have found that some people do not approve of women taking medications for morning sickness because they should be able to "tough it out."
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
I doubt Reglan will be commonly prescribed for pregnant women because it's SO expensive. My sister takes it sometimes, and when she first got the prescription, she was surprised because her insurance would only approve two weeks of it at a time when her doctor gave her a prescription for one month. When she picked it up, she found out that 15 pills of it cost something around $900. Thankfully she only had to pay her $15 or so copay and the insurance covered the rest.
luckyme luckyme 7 years
I did, but not prescription. For both pregnancies, my doctor suggested I take 1/2 a unisom and 1/2 a b6. The combo worked great.
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