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Is there a stronger medicine than Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea?

Is there a stronger medicine than Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea?

No: The four common medications (zofran, compazine, phenergan, (promethazine) and reglan) used for nausea are all effective. Neither is stronger or better than another but some people respond more favorably to specific ones. ...Read more

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What are some medicines to stop nausea? I tried Zofran (ondansetron) but it doesn't work.

What are some medicines to stop nausea? I tried Zofran (ondansetron) but it doesn't work.

See details: Has the problem been thoroughly evaluated medically? Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Establish the cause first. ...Read more

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Hot flashe, puking feel like burning up, took zofran, (ondansetron) temp normal 99.3 feel hot like pass out. Puked every day for a week w/ anti nausea medicen.?

Hot flashe, puking feel like burning up, took zofran, (ondansetron) temp normal 99.3 feel hot like pass out. Puked every day for a week w/ anti nausea medicen.?

Vomiting: Checked HCG? Associated diarrhea? If diarrhea could be gastroenteritis, though a week is a long time. May be gastritis with or without H pylori or gallbaldder or hepatitis, (though w/ this degree of vomiting you should be yellow). if associated with severe abdominal pain may be pancreatitis. appendix, UTI. Would also check TSH (thyroid) rarely it is a brain lesion. F/U with urgent care/ER, ...Read more

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Can emend be effective on its own for vomiting and nausea? I cant tolerate zofran (ondansetron) or zofran (ondansetron) class drugs.

Can emend be effective on its own for vomiting and nausea? I cant tolerate zofran (ondansetron) or zofran (ondansetron) class drugs.

Preventively only: Emend s effective when administered ahead of time to prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy but isn't effective after the fact. Emend has quite a number of side effects and interactions with other medications. You need to discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran for nausea if I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl everyday for depression? I read online there was a major drug interaction.

Can I take Zofran for nausea if I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl everyday for depression? I read online there was a major drug interaction.

Drug interaction..: There is a drug interaction between Zofran (ondansetron) and Wellbtutrin called "serotonin syndrome." It means an excessive amount of serotonin in the brain. Can be quite serious. Please discuss with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Could the drugs Zofran (ondansetron) and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

Could the drugs Zofran (ondansetron) and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

Zofran (ondansetron) does: Zofran (ondansetron) comes in IV form, and you can ask for it. Emend does not come in IV form as far as I know, but I don't believe emend is the right drug for postop nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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ANY nausea med rec to take to my GI? Zofran, phernegan, reglan (metoclopramide) & their relations=anaphylaxis. OTC not strong enough. SEVERE nausea w/some vomiting.

ANY nausea med rec to take to my GI? Zofran, phernegan, reglan (metoclopramide) & their relations=anaphylaxis. OTC not strong enough. SEVERE nausea w/some vomiting.

Drink it strong: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve nausea? Zofran (ondansetron) hasn't helped this time.

What can I do to relieve nausea? Zofran (ondansetron) hasn't helped this time.

HopefullyFindACause: First, double the dose of Zofran (ondansetron). And if you can, chew it up and let it dissolve and get absorbed through your mouth. If that doesn't work you might consider seeing a doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on, especially if you have fever or a headache. Other than Dramamine, other effective medications for nausea require a prescription unless you want to try herbs or homeopathic medications. ...Read more

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I take lithium once a day in the morning. Is it safe to take zofran (ondansetron) for nausea?

Bipolar Disorder: I feel empathy for you.
Per your information, you are taking Clonazepam, Lisinopril, Bronchodilater and had electric shock therapy.
Taking Lithium in divided dose-2-3 times/day with meal can avoid nausea.
Zofran can have many side effects. Benadryl, Dramamine and Phenergan (promethazine) can be helpful. Follow with Psychiatrist for diagnosis, benefits and side effects of medications, dose; and Therapy. ...Read more

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If I usually take 8mg Zofran for anxiety induced nausea, then when I actually get sick do I need to take more since my body is already used to 8mg?

If I usually take 8mg Zofran for anxiety induced nausea, then when I actually get sick do I need to take more since my body is already used to 8mg?

TREAT THE ANXIETY: There should not be a tolerance to Zofran and it really depends on the frequency that you are feeling anxious. That is what should really be addressed. Your anxiety disorder ...Read more

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Does Zofran (ondansetron) help relieve icky nausea caused by acid reflux?

Does Zofran (ondansetron) help relieve icky nausea caused by acid reflux?

No Biggy: Why not just take care of the acid reflux? There are many medications for it, and dietary modification, even Tums. Yes, Zofran (ondansetron) (ondansetron) helps nausea but it will make you drowsy (maybe that's what you need?), and yes, you could take a Zofran (ondansetron) if the acid reflux makes you nauseated. No biggy. But it's always better to attack the cause-that will then take care of the symptoms. And if not you'll need to see your doc ...Read more

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Can I take zofran with my tramadol to help with the nausea that the tramadol gives me?

Can I take zofran with my tramadol to help with the nausea that the tramadol gives me?

Well you can: But why are you taking a medication that gives you these effects? Return to doctor and get a different medication for pain ...Read more

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Is there anything to relieve nausea from flagyl? Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't seem to be helping.

Is there anything to relieve nausea from flagyl? Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't seem to be helping.

Nausea from meds: Controlling nausea can sometimes be a challenge. This side effect is very well known from flagyl. Upping the dose of the zofran may help, or your doc can try a different antiemetic such as reglan (metoclopramide) or compazine (prochlorperazine). My personal favorite is ginger-- usually I will eat 2 slices of the crystallized stuff or make a ginger tea by boiling a chunk of root for 10 min then adding honey to taste ...Read more

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What can I take to ease the symptoms of flagyl? I already suffer from really bad nausea and am taking Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg

Flagyl: Not sure what you are taking Flagyl for. Try taking it on a full stomach. If you still do not tolerate it, speak to your doctor who may be able to switch it to another medication depending on your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran for occasional nausea while taking the generic form of Lexapro (escitalopram) (on 5mg now will end up at 10mg)?

Can I take Zofran for occasional nausea while taking the generic form of Lexapro (escitalopram) (on 5mg now will end up at 10mg)?

Yes: No interaction of significance at this dose but tell your doctor you are having nausea. (Look for cause of this symptom) Lexapro (escitalopram) can occasionally cause nausea. ...Read more

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Had persistent nausea. Had gallbladder out. 1 week post-op, still loss off appetite and nausea. Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't always help.

Watchful waiting: Maybe the nausea was never related to the gallbladder or it is related to the operation itself. For now, just need to wait. If it persists for another 3-6 months, see a GI doctor for a consult. Could be sphincter of oddi dysfunction, gastroparesis, or even gerd. Hope it gets better! ...Read more

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Taking Zofran (ondansetron) odt for nausea. Doc said I could double 4mg tablets. I took 2 tablets 4 hours ago is it okay take another dose?

Maybe: In general, zofran (ondansetron) is made for short-term usage, and if it has not gotten your symptoms under control yet, adding more is unlikely to help. If, however, it was helping and has worn off, taking one additional tablet would be okay. Again, in the short-term.
Keep in mind zofran (ondansetron) is an opiate relative, which means if you have a drug or alcohol history or a family history, it is not your best choice. ...Read more

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Started feeling nausea like I was gonna a vomit out of nowhere. Took 8mg Zofran 20min ago how long till it works? Haven't vomited yet but nauseous. HELP

Started feeling nausea like I was gonna a vomit out of nowhere. Took 8mg Zofran 20min ago how long till it works? Haven't vomited yet but nauseous. HELP

Depends on why: Nausea and vomiting in a 20yo female can result from something as simple as an emotional reaction to very serious but rare emergency conditions. If it comes with diarrhea its usually food poisoning or a virus. Without diarrhea could be pregnancy, a UTI*, or other pelvic problem. If there is abdominal or pelvic pain or fever, go to the ER. If your body has good reason to vomit, Zofran won't stop it. ...Read more

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On 1.2mg victoza, (liraglutide) some days I have nausea and some days I don't, took Zofran 8mg didn't work, took two and worked great, what should I do for nausea?

Bedtime: Take it at night before bed to see if that would help. It's a long acting glp-1so doesn't need to do it with foods. If you still have nausea in the am, consider a different drug instead. There are many options available. ...Read more

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What're the effects of long term Zofran (ondansetron) use for treating chronic nausea caused by anxiety? Been taking abt 3, 4mg pills per week for 1.5 years already

Hi. I'm not aware of: Significant problems reducing and then eliminating Zofran (ondansetron) from your regemen. I would suggest to have an alternative plan to treat the nausea, when it comes. Start tapering by reducing your daily dose in half. Let us know how it goes. Shabbat Shalom. ...Read more

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Zofran (ondansetron) hasn't been working. Can 1000mg ginger capsule help with nausea due to anxiety? Recently tried it & possibly helped. Psychological or physical?

Zofran (ondansetron) hasn't been working. Can 1000mg ginger capsule help with nausea due to anxiety? Recently tried it & possibly helped. Psychological or physical?

Effect of ginger: Ginger root helps seasickness and motion sickness, and does help nausea caused by many etiologies. So, your 1000 mg ginger root capsule does in fact work fairly well. In my experience, seems equivalent to many prescriptions, and OTC meclizine and dramamine (dimenhydrinate). ...Read more

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Does zofran (ondansetron) stop nausea from panic attacks?

It can: Yes, the medication can short-circuit nausea and vomiting due to panic attacks. Better solution might be to reduce the panic attacks themselves either entirely or by intensity and frequency. Then, Zofran (ondansetron) becomes a non-issue. ...Read more

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