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I’ve got terrible morning sickness! My OB prescribed Zofran. What should I know before taking it?

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I’ve got terrible morning sickness! My OB prescribed Zofran. What should I know before taking it?

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Zofran, also known as ondansetron, is a medication used for pregnant women who have severe morning sickness that hasn’t improved with other medications. Zofran is very effective at preventing both nausea and vomiting, so there’s hope you’ll feel better soon!

Zofran appears to be safe to use during pregnancy, even the first trimester. But because it’s a newer medication, doctors generally recommend trying other nausea remedies first -- popular choices include vitamin B6, ginger and antihistamines, or other medications like Reglan or promethazine.

If you’re looking out for side effects, know that Zofran could cause headaches, fatigue and constipation. But we’re guessing that you’ll take those over puking!

Plus, more from The Bump:

How to Deal With Morning Sickness

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Dr. Ashley Roman

What Is Zofran?

Zofran is the greatest drug known to any pregnant woman!! I have been sick everyday of my entire pregnancy..im 27 weeks now. My dr had me try everything before he gave it to me..we tried ginger, sea bands, B6, Phenergan, hot tea, coke, sprite, crackers before we even moved in bed, ice chips,dramamine..you name it we tried it! I lost about 20lbs from morning sickness but since I take the Zofran everyday now I have gained back 15lbs :) My dr is pleased with the weight gain but I never would be able to without this drug. just FYI and it actually may be TMI but get some Colace for when you take Zofran..it will stop you up!

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