Petition the Aust Govt to put Ondansetron on the PBS for women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum
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During pregnancy women who suffer from Hyperemesis Gravidarum require medication that is very expensive. One of these medications Ondansetron is on the PBS but only for those who are going through Chemotherapy. I would like to see it added for women who suffer Hyperemesis Gravidarum during pregnancy too.
I experienced 2 HG pregnancies. Both of which I had to take Ondansetron throughout the entire 40 weeks. Ondansetron comes in packets of 10 for $30+. I was taking three tablets a day. For someone who was unable to work due to the HG even whilst medicated this was an exorbitant amount of money that I just did not have. We relied on family to purchase medication for me many weeks. Medication without I would have been permanently hospitalised due to the inability to eat or drink. The dehydration and malnourishment very nearly killed me. No one should not be able to take medication that is required to keep them alive because of the price.
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