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Ondansetron Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ondansetron is also known as: Zofran, Zofran ODT, Zuplenz

Ondansetron Pregnancy Warnings

Ondansetron has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal damage. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Case reports have described two women who have received ondansetron during pregnancy for life-threatening hyperemesis gravidarum. No abnormalities were noted in the offspring of these two women. Ondansetron is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Ondansetron Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of ondansetron into human milk. Ondansetron and its metabolites are excreted into the milk of rats. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering ondansetron to nursing women.

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