Ondansetron: No risks for the fetus

50% of all pregnant women suffer of sometimes severe nausea and vomitus, especially at the beginning of their pregnancy. In a cohort of 600’000 pregnancies, in which 25% of all women took Ondansetron, no increased risk for fetal abnormalities or miscarriages was shown. A good news for all pregnant, though the risk of QT prolongation has to be considered.

Paternak B, et al. New Engl J Med. 2013;368:814-23

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