A 18-year-old male asked:
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what is the best medicine for preventing nausea/vomiting due to radiation therapy of the pelvis?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
The one that works : The best medicine will be the one that works for you. There are plenty of antimausea medication- from compazine, reglan, phenergan, (promethazine) ondansetron, steroids etc. Ginger also can help prevent/treat nausea. The most important here is for you to be proactive - take it before you vomit. Once you vomit- it will be hard for you to swallow any medication. Talk to your doc to give you any of the above.
Answered on Dec 12, 2012
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Zofran (ondansetron): Zofran (ondansetron) is the one usually used for cancer patients going through chemo.
Answered on Nov 7, 2012

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I would suggest: At least 4-6 hours if possible. Anti nausea medicine may help as well.
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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Zofran (ondansetron): I have found zofran (ondansetron) to be effective for many types of nausea.
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Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Zofran (ondansetron) : Zofran (ondansetron) can be taking additionally or by itself, it is used often for that purpose, ask your doctor.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Use of ginger: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over ... Read More

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