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A 33-year-old member asked:

What helps nausea the best among chemotherapy patients?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Medication!: There are excellent medications to prevent chemo-related nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron (zofran) and aprepitant (emend) are two of the strongest. Ativan (lorazepam) and Dexamethasone are commonly added. Different things work for different people, and we can almost always find a combination that works for everyone. This is a good review article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cancer/ca00030.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Nausea treatment: Prevention is the best. Be proactive, and dont wait until you start vomiting. There are many wonderful treatment available to help nausea- eg- ondansetron ( for acute emesis) , emend for delayed emesis), also other medication such as Decadron ( really good for nausea), compazine, (prochlorperazine) kytril. For anticipatory nausea- Ativan works very well. Combination likely be needed. Discuss with your oncologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have nausea after chemotherapy, can anyone help?

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 41 years experience
Your oncologist!: I assume you have an oncologist; almost everyone who is receiving chemotherapy does. They are most familiar not just with the chemotherapy you are receiving, but also with you! They can give you the best advice and treatment for your nausea. I hope your therapy is working well!
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