Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »

The pregnancy condition putting women at higher risk of heart disease

WOMEN who have had pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are four times as likely to develop high blood pressure, and twice as likely to have heart disease, yet few are aware of the risk, a Hunter nutrition and dietetics researcher says. Dr Melinda Hutchesson, from the University of Newcastle and HMRI, said around 10,000 women – one-in-30 pregnancies – were affected by pre-eclampsia… Read More »

Are Complementary Medications Safe for Treating Headache or Migraine During Pregnancy? – Neurology Advisor

December 20, 2018 Share this content: Women with headache or migraine during pregnancy had worse health-related quality of life. Results from a recent retrospective observational study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine highlighted the effect of headache or migraine on quality of life among pregnant women, their use of both conventional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine… Read More »