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Lia - June 13th, 2005 11:29 PM

Hi I have extreme nausea and vomiting. Over the past weekend I couldn't hold ANYTHING down. My doctor put me on a low dosage of Zofran (4mg) (Ondansetron). I was finally able to eat something without bringing it back up. The doctor said If this didn't work that I may have to be hospitalized. I was just wondering if anybody else has taken this and how they felt? Any side effects?


cristina - June 14th, 2005 12:16 AM

Hi Lisa, I have a stomah condition called gastroparesis which means A weak stomach. My food digests A little slower than others. I know people who are on that med and t works wonders. You will be fine. I had extreme nausea but Im 10 weeks now and Im getting better. Im also digesting my food better which is great and eating good.


heather - June 14th, 2005 4:11 PM

****lia*** I'm 6 weeks along with my second child. With my first - 2 years ago - i was extremely sick. by 10 weeks I had to go to the emergency room at least once a week because I couldn't keep down food or water. The worse part was the no water - it was really bad for the baby. That lasted my whole term - I even went into the hospital to deliver throwing up. Zofran was my life saver. Unfortunately my insurance only covered 15 pill / 28 days - so I only took them when I absolutely needed to . These pills were great. If you need to talk to the doc about it. As of right now, these pills are the safest things on the market. There are no basically no side effects. The pills are fully synthetic - hence the cost - and were designed for cancer patients - which is why it was so important form them not to have side effects. Right before I got pregnant in 2002 - they were approved by the FDA for use by pregnant women for nasuea - from what my doc told me. At 6 weeks I know already they will be a life saver to me again. Hope this info helps!!!


lia - June 14th, 2005 4:21 PM

Thanks Cristina and Heather! I'm feeling better, now that I'm able to keep food down. I'll be 9 weeks tomorrow and I'm already having a new att_tude! :->


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Aubrey - June 19th, 2005 9:35 PM

I've been on Zofran for a few days and have been having side effects of abdominal cramping and fatigue. I have also been unsure as to how safe Zofran is and have searched high and low to see if anyone knows the effect on my fetus. What bothers me is that it is not proven to be UNsafe, merely because studies have not yet been done on pregnant women taking Zofran. This makes me slightly nervous, especially when it is stressed in the very packet given to me by the pharmacist with the medication that "The safety of ondansetron during pregnancy has not been established. Ondansetron is not teratogenic in animals. However, as animal studies are not always predictive of human response, the use of ondansetron in pregnancy is not recommended." So why is this a miracle drug for pregnant women everywhere? Is there a clinically proven SAFE miracle drug out there? That is what I want.


Anne - June 20th, 2005 11:23 AM

I'm taking zofran also. It's amazing. It wasn't available when I was pregnant with my 1st child 7 years ago. Oh and Aubrey..... fatigue and stomach cramping are also symptoms of pregnancy. Get off the meds if you're so worried.


Lia - June 20th, 2005 12:09 PM

I've met a couple of people who have taken Zofran and had no side effects with the baby. I'm 9w5d and I'm planning to try stop taking it by week 12. It's definetly been a life saver. I couldn't function before. Not even get out of bed! Aubrey, Stress isn't good for you or the baby. Did you ask your Dr. questions before taking zofran?


Lia - June 20th, 2005 4:14 PM

How far along are you ladies? When did you start taking it? Have you stopped? If so, at what week?


Kristy - June 24th, 2005 4:29 PM

I just started taking Zofran yesterday. I am 7 weeks (2 days). I am still not eating too good - my problem was severe nausea with minor vomitting. I hope a few days on Zofran will help get my system back. I have morning sickness all day long. It is bad in the morning, terrible at lunch, and unbearable by dinner...What was the best time to take the Zofran for you girls?


Lia - June 24th, 2005 4:50 PM

Kristy, I take it when I first wake up in the morning. It helps me keep breakfast and lunch down and I can therefore function throughout the day. What dosage are you on? I'm doing better. I tried to wean myself of the other day and the vomiting came back stronger than ever, I guess I'm not ready yet. I've been taken it for almost 2 weeks now. Don't know how I would have gotten through with out it. I'm 10w2d due on 1/18. I noticed a change the day I started taking it.


Lia - June 24th, 2005 5:26 PM

Thanks for your answer - very helpful. I have been taking it midmoring when the nausea became unbearable. It seems to make better sense to start off with it in the morning like you did. I am on 4 mg oral dissolving tablets. My stinking insurance only lets me get 12 pills a time which may only last 6 days before I will need to fill the prescription again.


Kristy - June 24th, 2005 5:29 PM

Lia,

Sorry I meant to put my name and address it to you! Oops! Thanks for your answer - very helpful. I have been taking it midmoring when the nausea became unbearable. It seems to make better sense to start off with it in the morning like you did. I am on 4 mg oral dissolving tablets. My stinking insurance only lets me get 12 pills a time which may only last 6 days before I will need to fill the prescription again.


hohos - June 27th, 2005 3:19 AM

hi I have extreme nasea but no vomiting i am 9 weeks and 1 day my Dr refused to give me any pills so it is so bad everyday i wake up feeling very bad get dressed and go to work...come back with worst nausea i am eating little meals all day long i have 3 years old boy and u can imagine the effort to be done i hope that we all be ok ....


Pennie - June 27th, 2005 7:46 AM

Lia- I was on Zofran for about 3 wks- its stopped working for me now. I'm just eating what I can and if it comes back up- oh well.


RJ - June 27th, 2005 9:24 AM

Hi everyone,
Zofran is WONDERFUL! I could not survive my pregnancy without it. I am currently 7w, and took my first 8mg yesterday. I felt like a new person. I took it at 7am and by 5pm it had worn off. I threw up my supper, and was extremely nauseated all night. I just took another one at 7 am this morning. My insurance will only cover 24 pills in 30 days, so I will take one each morning. I found 10 for $138 on the internet. I will order those to finish out the month. My last pregnancy, I broke them in half and took 4 mg twice a day. This did not stop my nausea and vomiting completely. I think taking 1 full strength in the am, and suffering through the pm is better. This is my 5th baby. I did not have zofran for the first 3.....I tried everything else, and zofran is the best for me. My dh is a physician, and thinks the zofran is ok for me.


Lia - June 27th, 2005 10:53 AM

RJ, Did the Zofran have any effect on your child?


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