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Treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: presentation

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:276
  1. Nicola Harker, general practitioner1,
  2. Alan Montgomery, lecturer in primary care research2,
  3. Tom Fahey, professor of primary care medicine (
  1. 1Dean Lane Family Practice, Bedminster, Bristol
  2. 2Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol
  3. 3Tayside Centre for General Practice, University of Dundee, Dundee DD2 4AD
  1. Correspondence to: T Fahey

    Ms Reynolds, a 25 year old woman, primiparous with one miscarriage, presented to her general practitioner when eight weeks pregnant complaining of nausea and vomiting. These symptoms were associated with a feeling of light headedness. Ms Reynolds had no relevant medical history and had not suffered from nausea and vomiting in her two previous pregnancies. Initially she was treated with prochlorperazine, which she took for five days, but this did not relieve her symptoms. …

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