5-HT3 Antagonist for Pregnancy Associated Nausea and Vomiting

  • Sumit Ghosh
  • Nirankar Dev
  • David Matthews
Keywords: Pregancy, Nausea, Vomiting


5-HT3 antagonists appear to be an effective treatment option in the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy. Literature suggests an increased risk of congenital defects in fetuses exposed to ondansetron during pregnancy, especially during first trimester. Health authorities now suggest that this drug should not be used during this period. However, this decision is debatable and whether ondansetron can be used in pregnant women is still controversial.


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Author Biographies

Sumit Ghosh

MBBS, Consultant Practitioner, Daryaganj, New Delhi

Nirankar Dev

MD (Gynaecology), Indore, M.P., India

David Matthews

M.Pharm, Private Consultant, Chennai, India


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0509.12485
Published: 2021-12-30
How to Cite
Sumit Ghosh, Nirankar Dev, David Matthews. 5-HT3 Antagonist for Pregnancy Associated Nausea and Vomiting. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Dec.30 [cited 2024Apr.13];5(9):RV9-RV11. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/485