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Its not the generic vs. brand name, its the route. IV meds are often more effective than PO (by mouth).
(PS zofran is the mildest anti-emetic, maybe they should give you phenergan? It is stronger but may make you drowsy)
lzygrl42:Saucykel is correct..IV route isn't necessarily more effective, it is just fast relief but also it is a shorter relief because it is directly injected into your bloodstream where as the pill form slowly is dissolved into it..So the reaction time with the PO (by mouth) form is slower but should lasts longer..I am on it 2 times a day..some days I feel I need another dose in the afternoon but some days the 2 times a day is enough..call you OB and get approval to increase it 8mg?
If you get 4mg IV vs. 4mg PO it is slightly more effective because none is lost through digestion... also with Zofran it is not as effective if you are already nauseated when you take it vs. if your nausea is under control and are taking it on a regular basis.
SaucyKell:Its not the generic vs. brand name, its the route. IV meds are often more effective than PO (by mouth).(PS zofran is the mildest anti-emetic, maybe they should give you phenergan? It is stronger but may make you drowsy)
Actually, zofran is a stronger antiemetic. And, safer during pregnancy. Zofran is a category B drug and phenergan is a category C drug. I would stick with the zofran. Generic is the same as name brand. You may need a higher dose and it likley worked more quickly in the ER b/c it was given IV.
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