Anti Emetic

An antiemetic medicine is a drug that is effective against vomiting and nausea. Antiemetics are typically use to treat motion sickness and the side effects of opioid analgesics, general anaesthetics, and chemotherapy directed against cancer.

What is an example of an antiemetic medicine?

Antiemetic drugs are use before and after chemotherapy to prevent symptoms. Some prescription treatments include: serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonists: dolasetron (Anzemet), granisetron (Kytril, Sancuso), ondansetron (Zofran, Zuplenz), palonosetron (Aloxi).

What are common anti emetics?

Some antiemetics that people take to combat nausea from chemotherapy include:
  • aprepitant (Emend)
  • dexamethasone (DexPak)
  • dolasetron (Anzemet)
  • granisetron (Kytril)
  • ondansetron (Zofran)
  • palonosetron (Aloxi)
  • prochlorperazine (Compazine)
  • rolapitant (Varubi)

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