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Have vomiting, pregnant, advised ondem sublingualy. Alternate, when take water after medicine?

I m 13 weeks pregnant and my age is 29, this is my first pregnancy, i am having continuous vomits from last 1 week. Not able to digest anything. my doctor has advised to take Ondem Md 4 mg sub lingually.. I just took one, but do not understnd the logic behind taking it sub lingually. Please advise what else can i do to subside vomits and nausea. Secondly when should i drink water after taking the medicine sub lingually after it dissolves completely. Also any advise on food habits as nothin remains in the body i just puke whatever i eat.Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
thanks for your query.
You are suffering from a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum.
In this condition, normal nausea and vomiting of pregnancy is exaggerated to a point where the woman is incapacitated and cannot perform normal activities.
You need to get yourself investigated first, for serum electrolytes, complete blood count, liver profile, thyroid profile etc.
Please avoid oily, spicy, greasy food and binge eating.
Have small, frequent meals.
Have light, bland food, mainly liquids.
Avoid outside food and concentrate on home cooked food.
increase the intake of curd, dahi, lassi, probiotics in your diet.
You can take Ondem orally too, but sublingually it acts better.
Please try taking Doxylamine tablets also.
if your condition is severe, you might require hospitalization and intravenous treatment.
Please consult your gynecologist.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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