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

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Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered Oct 3, 2016



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Dr. Michael Engel answered

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

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!

Answered Sep 9, 2013



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