My heart went out to this pregnant woman in our ER, getting her IV in place, and I wanted her to know she’s not alone.
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With all the advances in “modern medicine”, what is known about Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) correlates to being in the dark ages. I am hoping that the young science of pharmacogenetics, the study of how the body’s genetic variation determines the response to medications, including vitamins, may give us some clues. One possible relationship where I […]
Originally published on May 20, 2020. http://www.farmakology.com/issues/farmakology-newsletter-issue-46-250421 I wrote this article for an international newsletter whose subscribers are pharmacists to present ideas on how to support women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. So many women I meet either had severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy or knows someone who did, yet there are still so many people […]
Throughout human history, different cultures used their senses to try and utilize the concept of “mind over matter”, or influencing our mind for the greater good of our body. These senses are touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. It is common knowledge among those with Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) ranging from mild morning […]
Find Your Voice and Raise It May 15, 2020, will mark the 3rd annual International Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day. Events are being planned around the world to increase awareness and support, because while we know that this is not just morning sickness, the rest of the population needs to know too. This year’s theme is […]
I encourage hyperemesis gravidarum patients to discuss the possible use of granisetron with their doctors and reach out to the manufacturer to find out where and how to get it, if their insurance does not cover it, or if their local pharmacy does not carry it.
Over the last few months, I received many questions regarding the ranitidine (Zantac) recall. Women with morning sickness and/or hyperemesis gravidarum often take ranitidine to decrease their amount of stomach acid, allowing them to feel better throughout the day. This medication does not require a prescription, which means it has met a standard of safety […]
Lots of love, from Dr. Danielle, your HG Pharmacist About Dr. Kane: Dr. Melani Kane (Bersten) graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and returned to Minnesota as a Cannabis Pharmacist in a pharmacist-led dosing model. After spending countless hours researching the endocannabinoid system and phytocannabinoid pharmacology, Dr. Kane created Prepcann, an e-learning platform designed […]
Pregnancy is a miraculous time and an unforgettable experience. That being said, it may also be accompanied by its own set of challenges. Two of the most common issues of pregnancy are nausea/indigestion and vomiting. Most women today are looking for more natural ways to balance their bodies and manage their health. Tea is one […]
The Oldest, the Newest, and the Only FDA Approved Drug for Severe Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy In 1956, the FDA approved a medication called Bendectin for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. The same drug was known as Diclectin in Canada, Debendox in the UK and Australia and Lenotan in many other countries. It consisted […]