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Will Expensive Drug Zofran Relieve Severe Vomiting in Expectant Women?

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 1, 2011 at 11:41 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Ask Jenny Isaac about her two pregnancies and she is quick to recount the difficult times of extreme sickness , so much so that she could not leave the house.

"I would just be lying on the bathroom floor so sick," she said.
 Will Expensive Drug Zofran Relieve Severe Vomiting in Expectant Women?
Will Expensive Drug Zofran Relieve Severe Vomiting in Expectant Women?
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"It is so horrible to want a baby so much, but then become so sick when pregnant that you are actually wondering whether you can go through with it. You start thinking 'Maybe I just can't do it'."

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The vomiting was so severe that she had lost 10kg during the first three weeks of her first pregnancy. An anti-nausea drug prescribed to her was allergic which triggered convulsions. The vomiting continued, unabated.

She was later diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum and prescribed Zofran. She consumed three tablets a day during both pregnancies , spending about $15,000 on the drug.

"I would still vomit a lot, but Zofran took the edge off it.", she said.



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Zofran is so expensive. But if women can afford it, then they can take it. Is Zofran safe to take for pregnant women? What if there are side effects to the unborn baby? Remember thalidomide?
ennairam_23 Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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