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Medications for Nausea/Vomiting of Pregnancy

Other names: Morning Sickness; NVP

What is Nausea/Vomiting of Pregnancy: Nausea is the feeling of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting or throwing up is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and out of the mouth. Pregnancy is a common cause of nausea and vomiting more commonly known as morning sickness.

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The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Diclegis Rx A N X 62 reviews
7.0

Generic name: doxylamine / pyridoxine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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doxylamine / pyridoxine Rx A N X 63 reviews
7.0

Generic name: doxylamine / pyridoxine systemic

Brand name:  Diclegis

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine systemic

Brand names:  B-Nexa, Zingiber, Focalgin-B

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: interactions,

 
B-Nexa Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zingiber Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Focalgin-B Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: calcium / folic acid / ginger / pyridoxine systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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