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12-20-2011, 12:39 PM
Am I the only one hesitant to take it? I know it is commonly prescribed, and is a class B drug, but it also has not been proven to be 100percent safe either. When I was in the ER getting IV fluids from my stomach bug, they wanted to give it to me and I refused. I think the Doctor thought I was being overly cautious, but I am just unsure about it.
12-20-2011, 01:32 PM
Well considering I trust my OB enough to deliver my baby I trust him enough to know if its safe to take or not. So yeah I take it :)
I took it with my son, and didn't think twice about it. He is very healthy little 5 year old. I trust my OB, so I trust that he knows what could be bad for my son.
12-20-2011, 02:06 PM
Zofran was really the only thing that allowed to me to function at all while pg with DD#2. I think you should take it! Getting so dehydrated that you need IV fluids isn't good for you! Hang in there and I hope you feel better soon!
12-26-2011, 08:46 AM
I was VERY hesitant to take anything, including Zofran, which the docs told me was completely safe, but my morning sickness was so bad and went on so long that I eventually did. Now, I'd highly recommend it and will take it throughout my 2nd PG. I took it for most of my 1st PG and my son is very healthy and way ahead of the curve in his milestones, physicality, verbal ability, etc. I've seen no negative effects and only positive in the sense that it allowed me to work and function somewhat normally.
12-26-2011, 08:51 AM
My midwife prescribed it to me since the other drug I was on wasn't helping me like I needed to and the Zofran was actually safer than the other drug it turns out.
12-26-2011, 11:08 AM
I had hyperemesis with my first pregnancy. I ended up on a zofran pump because the pills were not strong enough. I took it my entire pregnancy and my DD is perfectly healthy. I would not have been able to function or keep any fluids or nourishment down without it. I have been sick my entire pregnancy with this one, too (although not as bad) and I have been taking zofran this whole time as well. I have no concerns about it at all.
12-26-2011, 11:17 AM
I have had zofran with all my pregnancies. oldest dd being on it the longest and she is 11 and is smart and healthy.
I am on zofran and reglan now for this babe as well.
12-26-2011, 12:31 PM
I also took Zofran with my second child and he is just fine. The only way to be categorized as a Class A drug is to do random, controlled trials. As far as I am aware the only Class A drugs are Tylenol and Benadryl (those are the brand names only). Class B means that while there has not been any controlled trials, so many pregnant women have taken the drug with no known problems that the risk of you or the baby having an unwanted effect from the drug is super tiny.
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