Medications for Pregnancy Morning Sickness
Here are morning sickness medications that docs consider safe for preggy ladies:
- Emetrol: This drug isn't formally approved for morning sickness, but it's the only over-the-counter nausea med that's believed to be safe for pregnant women.
- Reflux meds: Drugs like Zantac and Pepcid are helpful for preggers women who's pregnancy morning sickness is triggered by reflux.
- Zofran: This drug was created to help chemo patients with nausea, and some preggy ladies swear it works for them too! The only catch is your insurance probably won't cover it and it's pretty pricey.
- Compazine, Tigan and Phenergan: These are all good anti-puke medications, but they're only available with a prescription. And your OB will probably tell you this, but Compazine and Phenergan should never, ever be taken together. Not a safe combo!
- Droperidol: This drug is for the super-duper pregnancy morning sickness sufferers out there—those diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition which basically makes it impossible to keep anything in your belly at all. Droperidol is administered through an IV so you usually have to be admitted to the hospital to get it. It usually helps stave off morning sickness within days. Seriously good news for the pukey baby mamas out there!