It is a known fact that Zofran is used to make vomiting and nausea better in case of the patients who receive chemotherapy. Naturally it can be used in other cases as well, such as medical conditions that cause nausea and vomiting.
The good news is that the medication is approved by the FDA. This is why some of the women think about taking Zofran during pregnancy.
Usually doctors suggest women to take this kind of medication only in extreme cases like the ones in which the patients have irresistible and long lasting nausea.
Although in the majority of the cases doctors don’t approve of women taking medications during their pregnancy, if the nausea and vomiting is so bad that the women cannot keep anything down, it is better to take Zofran while being pregnant.
Even in this case the medication should be taken only in small dosages and the doctor should control the amount that is taken. The general use of the medication isn’t approved in case of pregnant women.
However, the women who were affected by severe morning sickness say that Zofran really made the situation better. It made them feel healthy and they were able to eat normally again.
Is medication a good idea?
Although there were some animal tests performed on the medication that showed no negative effects on the fetus we also have to consider that animals and humans don’t always react the same way to the medications.
Because of this a woman should take Zofran when being pregnant only in case the benefits outweigh the risks. If your doctor doesn’t agree with you taking the medication under no circumstances should you take it.
Keep in mind that in this period the most important is the health of the baby and this medication could endanger it. Maybe you could use some natural alternatives instead of this medication.