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Table 5 Potential harms and benefits to be addressed or not during a clinical consultation depending on the individual clinical situation’s need

From: Which potential harms and benefits of using ginger in the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy should be addressed? a consensual study among pregnant women and gynecologists

   Physicians Women
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Item # Potential harm M IQR M IQR M IQR M IQR
  Risk of other co-morbidities
1 Pregnant women should be warned that ginger may induce diarrhea 4.0 4.8 4.0 5.0 6.5 2.0 6.0 1.0
2 Pregnant women should be warned that ginger may cause mild headache 5.0 4.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 2.0
  Other adverse effects
3 Pregnant women should be warned that ginger may induce fever 5.5 4.0 5.5 2.5 6.0 2.8 6.0 3.0
4 Pregnant women should be warned that ginger may induce sweating 6.0 2.0 6.0 1.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 0.5
5 Pregnant women should be warned that ginger may induce thirst 7.0 3.0 7.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 6.0 0.8
6 Pregnant women should be warned that ginger may induce mild skin itching 5.0 4.0 5.0 0.0 5.0 3.0 5.0 0.5
7 Pregnant women should be warned that ginger may induce belching 6.0 3.0 6.0 2.0 6.0 3.0 6.0 1.0
  Potential benefits
1 Pregnant women could be informed that ginger may induce somnolence 5.0 3.0 5.0 0.5 5.0 2.0 5.0 2.0
  1. IQR interquartile range; M: median