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Q In pregnant women who experience nausea and vomiting, is ginger equivalent to pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) for controlling symptoms?
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randomised controlled equivalence trial.
blinded (patients, healthcare providers, and data collectors).*
Follow up period:
a hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
291 women who were 8–16 weeks pregnant (confirmed by ultrasonography). Exclusion criteria: signs of clinical dehydration, allergy to ginger or pyridoxine, or suspicion that symptoms were not related to pregnancy.
women were allocated to ginger, 350 mg capsule 3 times daily (n = 146), or pyridoxine, 25 mg capsule 3 times daily (n = 145), for 3 weeks.
nausea, dry retching, and vomiting (Rhodes Index of Nausea and Vomiting …
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