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The use of menadione bisulfite and ascorbic acid in the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy

A preliminary report
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      Abstract

      • 1.
        1. A new, effective, simple, and inexpensive treatment for nausea and/or vomiting of pregnancy is described.
      • 2.
        2. A study of seventy consecutive cases of nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy treated with menadione bisulfite and ascorbic acid is presented.
      • 3.
        3. In all cases the prothrombin levels and bleeding time were normal both before and after medication.
      • 4.
        4. It is suggested that this therapy may be of value in the reduction of gastrointestinal symptoms following the ingestion of iron salts used in the treatment of anemia of pregnancy.
      • 5.
        5. Menadione bisulfite or ascorbic acid alone failed to give satisfactory relief from nausea and/or vomiting of pregnancy.
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