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Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy 

Click here for helpful information from Royal Womens Hospital (RWH) regarding morning sickness and vomiting in pregnancy. 

It is recommended that lifestyle and diet changes (as explained in RWH information) are attempted before using pharmacological treatments. If these interventions are not effective, medication may be taken after consultation with the doctor/nurse. Not everyone responds to the same medications for morning sickness.


RWH recommends progressing through the following list from top to bottom, until nausea and vomiting is controlled 

  • Short term use of ginger (<1000mg daily) can be safely taken. This is available over the counter (OTC)

  • Vitamin B6 – 25mg  (OTC) daily, in the morning, midday and at night. Add Restavit 25mg orally at night. Increase as tolerated to 12.5mg in the morning and at midday and 25mg at night

  • Metocloperamide (Maxolon, Pramin) 10mg orally three times a day for up to 5 days OR Stemetil 5-10mg orally 2-3 times per day

  • Ondansetron 4-8mg orally (tablet or wafer) two or three times a day.

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