Note: The following information is for education only and not to be taken as medical advice. Be sure to consult your doctor for all medical decisions. ***Trigger Warning*** The following blog has details that might cause a reaction in women who have Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Proceed with caution if this is you! Treatments for Excess Saliva […]
Women suffering from debilitating nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, constantly wonder why there are no safe and effective medications for this disease in which over 200,000* women worldwide endure annually. The answer is multifaceted – just think about the impact from the thalidomide disaster in the 1950s! Since we cannot go back […]
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Considering that Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is estimated to affect around 2% of pregnant women, there is a limited selection of books about this devastating disease state. While 2% may sound like a low number, based on the annual number of births in the United States each year, 2% equates to around 75,000 women. That number […]
First, a note to my readers: I am often contacted by significant others for advice on how to support their loved ones through Hyperemesis Gravidarum, so as a change of pace, I am taking a step away from medication information and sharing this lighthearted guest post written by Phillip Carr of Youryearlycheckup.com. A bit about […]
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I see doctors who understand that women cannot swallow pills prescribe dissolvable pills, suppositories and intravenous (IV) medications while ignoring a comfortable medication route: topical patches.
I originally wrote this as a LinkedIn post, in hopes to reach the medical practitioners working with pregnant women, but I received such a tremendous response that I am sharing it here so it can be shared indefinitely. Here’s to improving care of women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum! My medical records when I was #pregnant at 8 wks, […]
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***The following perspective is of HG Pharmacist and not of any organization or association in which she is affiliated or employed. How do doctors decide what medication to prescribe to pregnant women for nausea and vomiting? After working with hundreds of women around the world suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), extreme nausea and vomiting during […]
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.
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 […]