Trial record 4 of 7 for:    Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Does Thiamine Help Vomiting and Nausea in Pregnancy?

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2010 by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier:
First received: February 18, 2009
Last updated: May 31, 2010
Last verified: May 2010

There are different treatments for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. According to the ACOG recommendations, promethazine is the first line of parenteral treatment after oral treatment had failed. Thiamine is given to prevent wernicke encephalopathy. This research try to find out whether thiamine helps the vomiting and nausea as well, by comparing the response to thiamine and promethazine in women who suffer from nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Drug: thiamine & promethazine
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison Between the Treatment of Thiamine and Promethazine for Improving Vomiting and Nausea in Pregnancy

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Further study details as provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the improvement in nausea and/or vomiting after treatment [ Time Frame: 2 months after first visit in ER (until 14 week of pregnancy) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 280
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1. thiamine
Pregnant women until 12 week of gestation who refer to the ER because of nausea and vomiting and didn't improve after hydration, will receive thiamine IV
Drug: thiamine & promethazine
thiamine 100 mg IV promethazine 25 mg IV
Active Comparator: 2. promethazine
Pregnant women until 12 week of gestation who refer to the ER because of nausea and vomiting and didn't improve after hydration, will receive promethazine IV
Drug: thiamine & promethazine
thiamine 100 mg IV promethazine 25 mg IV

Detailed Description:
  • Research groups: pregnant women eho visit the emergency room for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, pregnancy age 12 weeks or less
  • After basic examinations and hydration, the women will randomized to thiamine or promethazine treatment.
  • If no improvement is shown, the patient will be treated with the other drug
  • The patients will be interviewed on their current visit and every two weeks until 14th week of gestation
  • The interview includes medical history and details about their illness, other treatments, hospitalization etc.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women until 12th week of gestation
  • The women visit the ER because of nausea and vomiting
  • The women didn't received thiamine yet

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women over 12th week of gestation
  • Women that received thiamine before
  • women that allergic to the studied drugs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00861523

Contact: Yfat Kadan, MD 972-4-6494331;

Gynecologic department, Haemek medical center Recruiting
Afula, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Principal Investigator: Yfat Kadan Haemek medical center
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Dep. of OB/GYN, HaEmek Medical Center, yfat kadan Identifier: NCT00861523     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0101-08-EMC
Study First Received: February 18, 2009
Last Updated: May 31, 2010
Health Authority: israel: helsinky comittee

Keywords provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:
nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Morning Sickness
Pregnancy Complications
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Anesthetics, Local
Anti-Allergic Agents
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Dermatologic Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Growth Substances
Histamine Agents
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
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