Can Pregnant Women Take Anti-nausea Medications?

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Noon I want, now I’m 29g, but from a young pregnancy, I have experienced nausea, vomiting, until now I still feel sick. When I got pregnant 2 months, I checked into the hospital and ondansetron medicine, so now I take ondansetron medicine in the morning so that I don’t get nauseous, because if I don’t get the medicine I will get nausea all day and interfere with activities. Is it safe?

1 Answer:

Hello Melisa,

Thank you for asking

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy generally feel most dominant when the womb is still young (less than 20 weeks), due to increased production of the beta-chorionic gonadotropin hormone by the developing fetal placenta. However, even after an older gestational age, nausea and vomiting can continue. Nausea and vomiting at this older gestation often occur due to stomach pressure by an enlarged pregnancy, which triggers reflux (backflow) of stomach acid into the esophagus. Not only nausea and vomiting, this acid reflux can also make your throat and chest ache, heat, tightness, burning, lumps, and also phlegm, even to the point of making it difficult to sleep.

Management of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy can be done with a variety of approaches. Not always with drugs, you can also do the following treatments:

Eat small portions but often (3 to 5 hours)
Do not over-consume foods that are acidic, fatty, oily, spicy, and contain excessive gas
Stay away from caffeinated and fizzy drinks
Vary your type of food and drink, so that your appetite increases
Eat also a variety of fruits to complement your nutrition
Do not lie down or sleep after eating
Do not use clothes that are too narrow
Calm your mind, stay away from stress
Sleep early and regularly
Always do a healthy lifestyle

The consumption of anti-nausea drugs, including ondansetron, during pregnancy may be done, provided there are medical indications that require it. However, regarding long-term use, we urge you to see a doctor or obstetrician first so that you are given the right treatment. Because, most anti-nausea drugs are not included in the class of over-the-counter drugs, so their use must be carried out under the supervision of a doctor. Also with a doctor's examination, various possible dangerous conditions that can also cause nausea and vomiting (for example digestive infections, other viral or bacterial infections, peptic ulcers, colon cancer, gastric cancer, obstructive ileus, food poisoning, intolerance, inflammation of the intestine, etc.) can be identified and handled properly.

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