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Document Type : Research Paper

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1 Assistant Professor , Department of Anesthesiology and Operating Room, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

2 Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

10.22034/ijnc.2022.6.6

Abstract

Introduction: Studies by previous researchers have shown the effect of ginger in the treatment of nausea and vomiting after cesarean section. Following ginger consumption, no cases of miscarriage or increased congenital defects and maternal complications have been observed. Due to the high prevalence of this complication and the reluctance of pregnant women to use chemical drugs, the present study was conducted to compare the effect of ginger capsules, vitamin B6 and placebo in the treatment of nausea and vomiting after cesarean section in pregnant women in Tabriz.

Material and Methods: A total of 120 women selected for cesarean section with a history of nausea in pregnancy were included in this study; From one week before the start of the cesarean section until after the cesarean section, the participants were given two drugs of ginger capsule and vitamin B6 tablets and the incidence of nausea and vomiting after the cesarean section was compared between them.

Results: The results of ANOVA test for vomiting frequency and Kruskal-Wallis test for nausea during treatment days showed that there was no significant difference between the three groups; However, in the placebo group, the severity of nausea was higher during the treatment days than those receiving ginger and vitamin B6.

Conclusion: The results of this study indicate the effect of ginger on cesarean section nausea and vomiting. The severity and frequency of nausea and vomiting were significantly reduced with the use of ginger capsules.

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