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Chemotherapy side effect question. will i get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Dactinomycine&nausea: 75% of patients will experience nausea and vomiting, can be mild to moderate in severity.It may present within hours of administration , may be dose related and may be more intense two to four days after the end of five day course, usually require and respond to antiemetic therapy and may persist as long as a week after the therapy is stopped.
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
While most people...: Experience nausea with actinomycin-d treatment, those who do receive considerable relief with the use of 5ht3 antagonists like granisetron, ondansetron, etc. I try hard not to presuppose how a patient will react to a given treatment. We use preemptive 5ht3 antagonists before most types of chemotherapy, and its been my experience that they control nausea well. I hope this will be true for you!
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