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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk 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.

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GRAVOL for NVP

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2010-12-20

Question:
I was on diclectin (8 pills a day) from about 6 weeks to 5 1/2 months because of severe nausea and vomitting. I also took 1 or 2 ginger root a day (on occasion and out of desperation). On most days I took 100 mg of gravol (usually as a one time dose before I went to bed). I am now 8 months pregnant and have just gone off of the gravol(100 mg) at bedtime. I was told that it was safe treatment and treated myself as such but now that I am doing more research on the internet I am panicking as I see that gravol has been linked to "cardiovascular effects and inguinal hernia" in the first trimester as well as fetal distress and uterine hyperstimulation. Should I be worrying? I was given assurance that gravol was okay!!!!

Answer:
The information you found was incorrect . Gravol has been considered a drug of choice for NVP for many years. For further information, please call our toll free Motherisk helpline at 1 800 436-8477 and speak to one of our specially trained counsellors.

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