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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) ForumMotherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.
I am in Canada. Is the Gravol "ginger" that is OTC considered safe for NVP?
Gravol (dimenhydrinate) has been studied as treatment for NVP and will not increase the 1 percent to 3 percent baseline risk for birth defect that is present in all pregnancies. Natural gravol, containing ginger extract, has not been studied.
Two studies on ginger pills for NVP did not report an increase in the 1 percent to 3 percent baseline risk and they were done using ginger pills containing ginger powder, not extract. We therefore advise women accordingly.