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  • 4 years ago
Is Gabapentin Effective against Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

Is Gabapentin Effective against Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

Today's guest, Dr. Tom Guttuso, is currently conducting a four-year clinical trial to test the efficacy of Gabapentin otherwise known as Neurontin, with refractory Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Initial results of the small pilot study were positive. Dr. Guttuso also talks about how drug trials work and the only thing that they're testing.
There is a closed facebook group dedicated to talking about Gabapentin during pregnancy. Request to join if you'd like to interact with other women who have taken Gabapentin during their pregnancy or would like to. There are other Doctors in the U.S. who are willing to try Gabapentin before the study is complete, especially for severe Hyperemesis that was controlled with other drugs. The group often post studies that they find, like this one. The results  look promising.
I know many women can't wait until the study is complete to try to have another baby. Would you consider taking Gabapentin or will you have to wait to see the results in 4 years?