Zofran, anti-nausea drug for morning sickness, won't harm unborn babies, study finds
February 28, 2013 (WLS) -- A new study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular anti-nausea drug will harm unborn babies.
One in 10 pregnant women experience severe nausea.
Many doctors prescribe Zofran, although some women have shied away from it because a small study previously suggested the drug might raise the risk of cleft palate.
The new study of more than 600,000 pregnancies found no evidence of major birth-related problems.
The study appears in the current New England Journal of Medicine.
Doctors recommend women try treating morning sickness with crackers, ginger ale, and certain B vitamins first, and only use medications as a last resort.
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