Treatment of intractable hyperemesis gravidarum by ondansetron

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2002 Oct 10;105(1):73-4. doi: 10.1016/s0301-2115(02)00116-1.


Hyperemesis gravidarum is a disabling condition. It is not uncommon that patients request termination of pregnancy because of intolerable symptoms and psychological stress. We report a case in which termination of pregnancy was avoided by the use of ondansetron to treat the hyperemesis gravidarum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antiemetics / therapeutic use*
  • Cesarean Section
  • Diabetes, Gestational / complications
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum / drug therapy*
  • Ondansetron / therapeutic use*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome


  • Antiemetics
  • Ondansetron