Did Zofran work for you with morning sickness?
Asked by Tu Mcfalls 6 months ago.
Zofran has worked wonders for me. I was first prescribed Phenergan which didn't do anything for me but make me sleep. I was switched to Zofran at 10w5d & it's helped me gain back some of the 10 pounds I've lost. EDIT: Don't let people scare you. If I hadn't had Zofran I would probably still be throwing up & I can guarantee you that I would've lost well over 20 pounds the way I was going. Doctors give you Zofran to *help* you & your baby, not harm. Granted there hasn't been a lot of studies on humans but would you really rather risk dehydration/starvation because you can't eat & be hospitalized because of that? Some nerve people have. Medicine & technology have changed since 50 years ago. Answered by Maddie Tomblin 6 months ago.
I wouldn't take anything. In the 1950s there was a drug widely used for morning sickness called thalidomide. It caused horrible birth defects and death. There haven't been enough human studies on the effect of Zofran on unborn children. In order for something to be passed by the FDA, it only needs to be tested on animals. Animals aren't always effected the way humans are, therefore the results are not good enough to compare. I would be horrified if I told you to take it and 5 years from now I find out there were horrible effects linked to its use during pregnancy. The morning sickness will go away with time. I know it's rough, but it's worth going through it because babies are worth anything we can do for them that won't hurt them. PS: I have never heard of anyone who starved to death because of morning sickness. People said the same thing about thalidomide. "Oh, don't worry. It's given to help not hurt." No one every thought it would hurt anyone, but now there are many people in there 50s and 60s who have flipper-like arms and twisted feet. No one stopped to think back then if taking meds for morning sickness might hurt the baby. I wish they would have. Answered by Farrah Mangrich 6 months ago.
I wish it did. To be fair though, I had hyperemesis, and couldn't stop throwing up for 9 months to the point I was hospitalized so it was a little more then the usual "morning sickness" lol Second one I didn't throw up at all, go figure. Answered by Leilani Derby 6 months ago.
It is not safe for your baby and you as well. Try some natural remedy. No to morning sickness tea is good for alleviating morning sickness!!! Answered by Genevive Slisz 6 months ago.
It worked for me! I tried not to take it unless I really needed it because I hate to take medicine when I'm pregnant but it's also not good not to eat anything so I took it and then I could eat! Good luck. Answered by Marylyn Radke 6 months ago.
Chemotherapy and Zofran?
My mom has breast cancer, and instead of doing radiation to the skin, she is taking the chemotherapy pill. Is it okay to take Zofran with the chemotherapy pill? (I don't know the name of the chemotherapy pill.) It gives the same symptoms as regular chemo - thinning of hair, nausea, sores in the mouth, etc. But...
Asked by Glen Gulati 6 months ago.
My mom has breast cancer, and instead of doing radiation to the skin, she is taking the chemotherapy pill. Is it okay to take Zofran with the chemotherapy pill? (I don't know the name of the chemotherapy pill.) It gives the same symptoms as regular chemo - thinning of hair, nausea, sores in the mouth, etc. But would it be okay for her to take zofran with it? Or would it be risky? I know Zofran is regularly given to chemo patients, but I wasn't sure about the pill. Thanks! Answered by Sanjuana Privitera 6 months ago.
Zofran is typically doled out in the cancer clinic by the oncology pharmacist. They should have given oral instructions along with written instructions, as well, there should be instructions on the bottle/box. If you still have questions simply phone your mom's pharmacy or the cancer clinic pharmacist and ask them. My experience is that they typically dose the Zofran or Kytril concurrent with the chemo(in the IV) to lessen the nausea and then let you take the pills later at home as needed. Be aware that there ARE several alternative medications to Zofran as well--not everyone responds that well to it. Best Wishes Answered by Stephanie Altonen 6 months ago.
I don't know where you are, but this is kind of academic: Zofran (aka ondansetron) is a prescription-only drug in the USA and UK, and whether she takes it should be a clinical decision. There are a number of anti-nausea drugs around, sometimes used in combination, and the best advice on what goes with whatever chemotherapy pill she's taking will come from her doctor/oncologist. Answered by Marna Dimarino 6 months ago.
She should not be taking anything without clearing it with her oncologist. You have to be very careful of drug interactions. Normally she will be prescribed something for her nausea. Answered by Lynette Riel 6 months ago.
Zofran- What are your experiences?
I throw up morning, noon and night with nausea on and off. I had no idea that they didn't help all day. I right now I can hold down water and mint tea, but I have been throwing up part of every meal lately. But that is the same as my last pregnancy.
Asked by Gertha Calicott 6 months ago.
A little background on me- In my last pregnancy I threw up the entire nine months. My doctor never put me on Zofran or anything else because I didn't complain enough and I was always just barely gained enough at each appointment. In the last few weeks of the pregnancy she admitted that she should have put me on it. Now I am 9 weeks pregnant with my second child and so far I am having similar experiences. She said that she would put me on it whenever I ask but I am not sure it it is needed just yet. So I have some questions to those that have been on it to help me decide. Why did your doctor put you on it? (excessive weight loss? dehydration? etc) Did it help with the nausea and the vomiting? When did you start taking it? How long did you take it? Did you have any side effects? Thanks in advance- You will be really helping me out. Answered by Alfreda Panias 6 months ago.
Zofran does help, but it is not as nearly as good as Phenergan. To me Zofran only was a temporary fix for the vomiting (2-3 hours). Zofran is VERY expensive and some insurances will not cover it. They do have a generic out now. Zofran was first used to help cancer patients during treatment for vomiting. Call your insurance and make sure it is covered. Phenergan is wonderful, works for several hours....the only downfall...it makes you a walking Zombie. You are so very tired as if you had taken Benadryl or a sleep aid. They have Phenergan tablets, liquid and also a cream to rub on your wrist that works very well. They also have Reglan which is used for vomiting. This would be my personal choice. No bad side effects....wont knock you out , and it actually works for several hours. Congrats on your pregnancy, and take care of yourself. Answered by Florencio Dipierro 6 months ago.
Zofran is the most wonderful drug I have ever taken. My first pregnancy I was sick the entire time also, I was having to go in and get IV's because I would get so dehydrated. I took it daily. I had to. I love the ODT(Orally Disintegrating Tablet) , the flavor is not great but it dissolves so fast that it works really well and you don't have to worry about throwing up a pill you just took. I just found out I am expecting my second baby and had my script for Zofran filled yesterday. I started out on phenergan but for some reason I had severe side effects. Zofran is better anyways b/c it doesn't make you drowsy like Phenergan. So, to answer your questions 1 by 1. They put me on it because I could not get through the day without it. It sooo helps with nausea and vomiting. I started taking it when I was about 12 weeks preg. I took it the entire pregnancy. No side effects what so ever, just relief. I highly suggest it. Hope this helps. Oh, and I plainly told my Doc you can write me 4mg but I gaurantee that I will be taking 8mg the majority of the time. So, he gave me 8 mg (you can break them in half) and I can take them up to 3 times a day. Congrats, and maybe you won't be as sick this time. Answered by Juana Mayans 6 months ago.
I started taking it right after my 1st OB appt. (8 weeks). I was lucky to have that appt. with the OB that delivered my son, so he knows me pretty well, and knows that I'm not a whiner. I told him that I was getting sick about 5 times a day, and that I couldn't focus at work or take care of my son because I was so nauseous. He gave me a script for Zofran twice a day as needed for two months. I took the medication once most days, and sometimes twice, until I was about 15 weeks, and then I started taking it once every other day or so, as needed. At 18 weeks, the morning sickness had for the most part gone away. The Zofran worked wonders!!!! I was able to get on with my life as needed. Even with the medication, there were a lot of times that I felt nauseous, and I threw up a few times, but it was a huge improvement over what I had been feeling! Next time I see that OB, I am bringing him a gift. The only side effect I had was the headaches, which they warn you about on the label. Totally manageable. It also says it can cause drowsiness, but I always felt more energetic after taking it. Answered by Hilde Dilsaver 6 months ago.
I was on ZOFRAN the whole first trimester and then some. I had to be hospitalized for dehydration because I couldn't even keep water down....I was lucky if I was getting one saltine cracker down a DAY! I was throwing up at least 6-7 times a day but usually about 15. I have to say that it did help but only a bit....it helped me from actually vomiting but I still felt very queasy. I say go for it. Oh, and I didn't have any side effects. Oh yeah and my baby was born very healthy and weighed in at almost 9 lbs..LOL. Answered by Bob Coger 6 months ago.
I started Zofran when I was 8 weeks pregnant because I was throwing up twice a day at least. Yes it helped w/nausea but it gave me stomach aches, which were sometimes worse than throwing up. I only took it for a couple weeks, mainly because when I ran out my ins wouldn't refill it, and 10 pills cost $400+ It did help on the days when even water made me throw up. My daughter was born full term and very healthy, so it didn't affect her at all! Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy Answered by Anamaria Zicherman 6 months ago.
Was a life saver!!!! I actually got a prescription for it when I went to the ER for dehydration. It helped with the throwing up but still had nausea in the 1st and 2nd trimesters. I stopped taking it about 16-18 weeks.. And I had no side effects! Answered by Joe Swefford 6 months ago.
i just had my 5th child and each pregnancy i was horribly sick the doctor reccomended zofran and it helped a great deal... i took it for about 3 months no really side affect to think of .. i just remember thinking i should of had this a long time ago instead of feeling horrible through my whole pregnancies.. all of them i was hospitalized and weighed only 98 pounds.. so get the doc to give you this you'll be glad you did... good luck i know how it feels so take care of your self and that baby... Answered by Zachariah Liggons 6 months ago.
Ladies who have been on/are on Zofran...?
I'm just over 7 weeks pregnant, and have been really sick for at least 2 weeks. I don't throw up (so I never get any relief), but I feel awful all day and can't get off the couch. I was prescribed Phenergan at first, and it did nothing but make me sleepy. I just started on Zofran yesterday, and ever...
Asked by Noelle Peavy 6 months ago.
I'm just over 7 weeks pregnant, and have been really sick for at least 2 weeks. I don't throw up (so I never get any relief), but I feel awful all day and can't get off the couch. I was prescribed Phenergan at first, and it did nothing but make me sleepy. I just started on Zofran yesterday, and ever since then, I still get slightly nauseous (but it's better than it was!), and now I have this drunk/drugged feeling. I'm ok for the most part so long as I'm laying down, but if I'm doing anything else, it's pretty bad. I've tried standing up slower and such, but it doesn't help. I would rather just be sick if this were my first pregnancy, but I have an almost 2 year old to take care of, and it's really hard to do with being sick, and now on this medication. My husband is in the military and is gone 4 days at a time. Has anyone had this happen with Zofran, and did the feeling go away? I don't know what else to do! Answered by Kimi Kula 6 months ago.
I was prescribed Zofran.. I don't know why the doctor prescribed you phenergan its int eh C group or higher and it just makes you loopy and more sick. .I took that with my Vertigo last year and stopped after 1 pill.. I was on Zofran just couple weeks ago and it did me wonders. I was so sick and couldn't barely look after my daughter. The morning sickness was horrible. The only side affect I got from it was I would get a little tired and after taking it couple days I got diarrhea. It can constipate or do the opposite as a side affect. I never got loopy or drugged feeling. I just know that I could actually join the family when I took it and I didn't throw up at all with it. My husband is in the military and was just on a short deployment state side and was gone for 7 weeks. I thought I was going to DIE. I know exactly how you feel. He just got home and im finally getting over the morning sickness but you will get better. You need to also keep drinking LOTS of water because when I didn't I would get very dizzy and more sick feeling. So i keep water with me at all times. Also try to eat crackers or something because your blood sugar could be low and making you very dizzy and loopy feeling as well. I tried everything but the Zofran was what gave me the ability to keep the kitchen clean and play a little with my daughter. I feel for you I know how it is. Keep positive. It will end. Answered by Lisha Lazare 6 months ago.
I took Zofran for about 3-4 weeks from week 9-12 ish as I also had really bad "all day" sickness. The same as you I had horrible nausea with no throwing up. While on Zofran I noticed I was a little sleepy and drowsy but I think it was more of me being exhausted from pregnancy. I didn't notice it was from Zofran as I did take it at work and was fine with it. I read on my sheet that comes with the prescription that it can make your drowsy. I also did alot of research on Zofran before taking it because I was so hesitant to take it and this is in fact on of the side effects you can experience from it. I also read alot of women experience it but some don't. It's just like with any conventional meds you take, some can have an allergic reaction and some not. I am sorry I wish there was some other way to help with the sickness as I hate conventional meds but unfortunately I got no relief other than taking Zofran. I would let your doctor know and see if he/she can recommend something else. Good Luck with everything :) Answered by Danica Slade 6 months ago.
I was originally put on Zofran, but it was too expensive for me to continue taking. So my doctor put me on Reglan. Both really helped. I actually threw up so much that I was losing weight. I lost 13 lbs my first trimester. Once I got to about 14 weeks I felt a lot better. I am now 22 weeks and although it isn't always gone, it is so much better. I don't remember having any side effects from the zofran or reglan. Talk to your doctor. There are other anti-emetics that are safe during pregnancy. Hope you feel better! Answered by Annamae Franklin 6 months ago.
Has anyone taken Zofran while pregnant?
If so, how long before you saw results? I need immediate relief!!! I am having severe nausea and fatigue to the point I can't get out of bed or go to work.
Asked by Brigette Shider 6 months ago.
Zofran is a miracle worker!! I was throwing up so much my doctor prescribed me the ones that melt on your tongue.. the melts worked within 5 minutes and if you get the pill it worked for me within 10-20 minutes. It does not stop the gross smells and all that But it does stop the nausea and vomiting. Just be sure to drink lots of water when taking it because it does make you constipated. But I was bed ridden from morning sickness for 4 weeks then got on zofran and I was able to get out of bed and eat and go out and run errands. Answered by Carlee Sansom 6 months ago.
Pregnacny sickness and zofran?
I was just put on zofran because I have been so sick with my 3rd pregnancy. Can anyone tell me their expierences being on zofran while pregnant. Did it have any side effects? And did it work for you? Thanks!
Asked by Chanda Butay 6 months ago.
I've been taking Zofran almost daily for 5 weeks. I have been so nauseous. I am still nauseous on Zofran, but it does help. Also it seems to wear off quickly. I find Phenergan to be better at reducing nausea, but it makes me SO tired so I take Zofran during the day. It's very easy to take, and the only side effect I've noticed is constipation. I had to get a stool softener, and I try to walk every day and drink lots of water. I can't wait for the nausea to go away so I can stop the Zofran. Constipation is terrible, and I've never had that problem! Good luck. Answered by Roselia Espitia 6 months ago.
I agree with the previous poster in that while I did not find Zofran nearly as effective as Phenergan, I liked that it did not cause any side effects, especially the incredibly drowsiness like the Phenergan. Zofran took the edge of the nausea so that I was able to function. Best of luck to you! Answered by Kori Emshoff 6 months ago.
I was also on Zofran. It is the best. It works fast, doesn't taste bad, and will really help. I had no side effects with it. Good luck!!! Answered by Jon Mohrmann 6 months ago.
What are the dangers of taking Zofran during the third trimester of pregnancy?
I was taking it before for hyperemesis gravidarum(severe nausea and vomiting),but I've gotten different answers from different drs. about whether it's ok in the 3rd trimester. I know the best thing to do is to stay away from most prescription drugs but I've been hospitalized for dehydration like 5 times...
Asked by Casey Sessum 6 months ago.
I was taking it before for hyperemesis gravidarum(severe nausea and vomiting),but I've gotten different answers from different drs. about whether it's ok in the 3rd trimester. I know the best thing to do is to stay away from most prescription drugs but I've been hospitalized for dehydration like 5 times so far and this pill is the only thing that really helped me..has anyone else had HG during their 3rd trimester and how did they deal with it? Answered by Cristen Pool 6 months ago.
Zofran, also known as Ondansetron (HCl Dihydrate), is often prescribed for bouts of nausea and even severe morning sickness. However, the safety of this drug during pregnancy is not clearly established. In fact, some doctors would bypass it entirely just to be on the safe side. Ondansetron is not approved by the FDA to handle morning sickness. Unfortunately, there aren't any medications that have been established by the FDA to combat morning sickness. This does not mean that drugs are not dispensed anyway. Other prescribed medications apart from Zofran include Anergan, Dramamine, Benadryl, Compazine, Antivert, Phenergan, Inapsine, and Reglan. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious form of morning sickness that tends to result in severe dehydration and pH imbalances in the blood. If you feel your morning sickness is "out of control", seek medical attention. Answered by Terrie Tromley 6 months ago.
Zofran Third Trimester Answered by Shila Wellons 6 months ago.
im not sure of the side affects of this tablet but when i was pregnant ihad to decide wheter to take an anti depressant i was prescribed at 34 weeks but was told due to possibility of side affects to my unborn baby such slowing of foetus growth, extra tiredness of newborn or the opposite unsettled newborn for first week or so. it was a tough decision even though the side affects werent life threatening to my baby. i decided at 36 weeks to start it as one doctor said to me when my baby was born she needed a healthy and happy mom to be there for her and this is what i needed to help me me a healthy mum. good luck Answered by Hong Pelote 6 months ago.
13 week pregnant and prescribed Zofran?Anyone ?
thank you everyone.
Asked by Laree Squeo 6 months ago.
I took Zofran from week 8 to week 12. The dosage I was prescribed was 2 a day, so 1 every 12 hours basically. I only needed to take 1 a day b/c I found that it lasted all day, so I didn't need to take 2 a day. There was no dependency, I got a headache every few days as a side effect, but that was much better than the 24/7 nausea I was suffering from. If I were you, I would start by taking 1, and see how long it lasts before you take 2 more. I stayed hydrated all day and was still very nauseated, so if you are very sick, Zofran is a simple fix vs. IV fluids. My nausea went away totally at 13 weeks, you may also want to see if your nausea and vomiting subsides over the next week or so. Good luck. Answered by Arianne Twiest 6 months ago.
No dependency but I found it made me super sleepy, like taking a sleep aid. No I am not a fan of the IV's because I have two kids and did not have time to be in the hospital every day ( I was that sick, still sick, better now in my 5th month). I do not recall any adverse side affects, except a mild case of loose bowels. I stopped taking it because I just could not be sleepy all day. Answered by Wilbur Raburn 6 months ago.
I took it and it was a life savor for those days! I took it every 6 hours.....I only took it when I felt sick though as soon as I started to feel better I stopped....but no side effect, I took them from 7 weeks to 10 weeks. My friend just had her baby and she took it through out her whole pregnancy she was one of those girls uhhh huh? anyways the doctors wouldn't give them to you if they weren't safe! Good luck and congrats! Answered by Randy Drapeaux 6 months ago.
My wife took it during her first pregnancy. No negative effects, no dependency. They had tried a few others, if you feel uncomfortable with it, you might ask for phenergan suppositories, that was the only other thing that even slightly helped her. Answered by Bernardina Planer 6 months ago.
Does going off Zofran make you even more sick in the morning?
I'm nearly thirteen weeks pregnant and am taking Zofran for my nausea only when it its at its worst. (Which fortunately was not very often in the past week) Now, I've noticed if I don't take it at night I wake up feeling sicker than I was the day before. And its like all the nausea comes back. What...
Asked by Thomas Weakland 6 months ago.
I'm nearly thirteen weeks pregnant and am taking Zofran for my nausea only when it its at its worst. (Which fortunately was not very often in the past week) Now, I've noticed if I don't take it at night I wake up feeling sicker than I was the day before. And its like all the nausea comes back. What I'm wondering is this the zofran doing this or just me? What are your experiences with Zofran and how long did you have to take it before you could quit completely. I don't want to expose my baby to any more Zofran than it should be. Thanks. Answered by Julie Balich 6 months ago.
Has anyone taken Zofran for morning sickness?
My doctor prescribed Zofran for my severe "morning" sickness. I'm only 8 weeks along. Has anyone taken this drug? Did it work? Did you have any side effects?
Asked by Jerrold Dingman 6 months ago.
During my first pregnancy I started taking Zofran at 15 weeks. Before my complaints about my nausea and vomiting were ignored by my doctor. When I called him in despiration at 15 weeks because I hadn't been able to keep down food for more than 4 days he finally believed me. It did work. Before I was not able to keep most foods down. I had lost about 15lbs. After taking the Zofran I was only vomiting around 2 times a day instead of the usual 15-20. My weight loss slowly turned into a slow weight gain of about a pound a month. I took the Zofran for four weeks. After stopping taking it my vomiting returned to about 6 times a day, but I was still gaining weight. It was a miserable pregnancy. I ended up gaining a total of about 10lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight but had an 8lb, 2oz baby. I did not have any side effects from the Zofran. My second pregnancy started out just as bad but it went away on its own at 14 weeks. I did not need to take Zofran this time. Answered by Crysta Shimonishi 6 months ago.
I am 14 weeks pregnant and I have taken it everyday since my 5th week.It worked miraculously for me.My nausea was so bad that there were days when I had to take 2 a day.My doc advised me to take one every 6 hrs if I need it.I took it regularly till last week and now I am much better, so I take it when I feel nauseated.Once in 2-3 days. The only side effect I had was constipation.But my doctor suggested to take Miralax.That relieved me. Answered by Reatha Dary 6 months ago.
It worked somewhat. It didn't completely help, but it did reduce my morning sickness. I didn't have any side effects. Although I did find that I took at least two or three hour for it to work at all. I used it in my third trimester when my morning sickness that never completely went away came back in full force. Answered by Amalia Golojuch 6 months ago.
It does help some what. I would say it more takes the edge off. I found that just keeping a little food in my belly helps so much! Your getting closer to it being over, im 11 weeks and starting to feel so much better. Answered by Aurelia Hines 6 months ago.
I took it the other day to help my heartburn. It made me sleepy. Answered by Tommy Harmison 6 months ago.
It gave me my life back! Answered by Antonio Cartright 6 months ago.