Scientific studies show that the combination of ingredients in Bonjesta® does not increase the risk of birth defects, even when taken in the first trimester. Also, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) actually recommends the combination of ingredients found in Bonjesta® as the first treatment to try if diet and lifestyle changes don’t work.
In fact, the combination of ingredients in Bonjesta® is one of the most studied drug combinations in pregnancy and:
- Has a 60+ year record of safety for mother and baby
- Has been used by over 35 million women worldwide to treat morning sickness
Note: Safety and efficacy studies are based on trials conducted on the combination of ingredients in Bonjesta®, not on Bonjesta® itself.
Bonjesta® was specifically developed for pregnant women and its combination of ingredients has been proven safe for you and your baby.
What are Bonjesta®’s side effects and safety considerations?
The most common side effect of Bonjesta® is drowsiness.
Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or engage in other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so.
Do not drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants, such as cough and cold medicines, certain pain medicines and medicines that help you sleep, while taking Bonjesta®. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse, causing falls or accidents.
These are not all of the possible side effects of Bonjesta®. Please see full Patient Information. You are encouraged to report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
What are the potential concerns about over-the-counter (OTC) products?
You may be tempted to try products available at your local pharmacy, but keep in mind that not all medications are safe to take during pregnancy.
OTC products that are often used to treat morning sickness:
- Have not been studied, proven safe and effective or approved by the FDA for use during pregnancy
- Are not formulated, indicated or approved by the FDA for the treatment of morning sickness
- Do not always contain the correct active ingredient
- Do not contain the correct dosage, so you’ll have to cut the pills yourself
- Are not formulated to provide both immediate and long-lasting relief
- May contain ingredients that are unsafe for your baby