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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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Antirejection medication daily, if severe diarrhea or vomiting occurs, does the treatment can be altered,blood concentration reduced?

Antirejection medication daily, if severe diarrhea or vomiting occurs, does the treatment can be altered,blood concentration reduced?

There r adjustments: to your medical regimen that only your treating doctors can make...if they know exactly what problems U r having.Tomorrow,get ahold of your Docs,or at least their head nurse,and explain exactly what is happening to you."the squeaky wheel gets the grease ".Can u be a squeaky wheel?All the best! ...Read more

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Can antihistamines control or prevent vomiting?

Can antihistamines control or prevent vomiting?

Yes: Benedryl is frequently used as part of a nausea preventing regimen for chemotherapy. By itself it is not very effective. Other causes of nausea, such as sinus congestion or fluid in the inner ear, may be treatable with antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can rolaids prevent vomiting?

Can rolaids prevent vomiting?

Probably not: Rolaids is an antacid that neutralizes the acid already present in your stomach. It does not alter the volume of gastric acid production, does not alter the rate of gastric emptying, does not affect the emesis center of the brain, and does not alter either esophageal function nor the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. Vomiting, if recurrent or persistent, deserves medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is more effective in PREVENTMENT/treatment of nausea and vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis? Metoclopramide or Zofran (ondansetron)?

What is more effective in PREVENTMENT/treatment of nausea and vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis? Metoclopramide or Zofran (ondansetron)?

Nausea~: hello~ Zofran is reserved for severe nausea that accompanies chemotherapy, so I would use something safer and first line like Compazine (prochlorperazine), (prochlorperazine) which would work better than metaclopamide, but metaclopamide can be used in mild cases.You will need to ask your doc for a script for Compazine (prochlorperazine). thanks ...Read more

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Taking metoclopramide tid for nausea/vomiting occurring after pelvic radiation therapy, vomiting diminished but nausea still occurs. Any better meds?

Taking metoclopramide tid for nausea/vomiting occurring after pelvic radiation therapy, vomiting diminished but nausea still occurs. Any better meds?

Sure, but...: Is your nausea/vomiting due to sluggish emptying of the stomach, local inflammation, or a functional process? Assuming evaluation to date has ruled out obvious organic disease, then anti-emetics that are centrally-acting (zofran) or prokinetics drugs are worth discussing with your doctor. Metoclopramide, while a useful agent, is frought with possible side effects. ...Read more

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Can taking ginger for nausea reduce or eliminate nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy?

Can taking ginger for nausea reduce or eliminate nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy?

There is evidence that when taken with standard anti-nausea medications, ginger may be helpful in further reducing or eliminating nausea and vomiting during and after chemotherapy treatments: Results from two studies of adults who took ginger for nausea showed that various doses of ginger before starting chemotherapy treatments helped to reduce the severity of nausea. In these studies, participants began taking ginger orally three days prior to starting chemotherapy. The ginger was taken in addition to a standard medication prescribed to reduce nausea and vomiting. A small number of participants reported side effects including heartburn, bruising, flushing and rash. In another study, taking ginger root powder was found to be effective in reducing the severity of chemotherapy-induced nausea in children and young adults ages 8 to 21. Ginger in this study was also given along with standard anti-nausea medications. Earlier studies had shown ginger to be of little or no benefit in reducing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. Many prescription drugs have been proved effective at controlling nausea during and after chemotherapy. Ask your doctor if combining ginger and anti-nausea medications might be right for you. Chemotherapy side effects: A cause of heart disease?, Magic mouthwash. ...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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Treatments for nausea and vomiting caused by birth control?

Treatments for nausea and vomiting caused by birth control?

Timing: The easiest way to avoid nausea with birth control is to take the pill just before bed time. Do not take first thing in am on empty stomach. The oc estrogen may also be too high in this situation so switching to a lower dose pill can help. ...Read more

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Does zofran (ondansetron) stop/prevent all nausea? I.e. reflux, medications, virus, etc.

Does zofran (ondansetron) stop/prevent all nausea? I.e. reflux, medications, virus, etc.

Great medicine: Zofran (ondansetron) is very safe works sensually, meaning via the central nervous system, and works on as far as I know, all types of nausea. Nausea that persists should be evaluated for other diseases that may be more serious than a simple minor gastrointestinal virus ...Read more

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Will compazine (prochlorperazine) stop vomiting with a stomache flu?

Will compazine (prochlorperazine) stop vomiting with a stomache flu?

Compazine: 4 Nausea: Compazine (prochlorperazine) is a very common medicine used for prevent nausea. It comes as a pill, a liquid, and as a suppository. It is often used when nausea and vomiting is part of a stomach flu's symptoms. ...Read more

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Would gravol or meclozine help suppress vomiting from norovirus?

Would gravol or meclozine help suppress vomiting from norovirus?

Vomiting: Possibly the drugs may suppress vomiting. Make sure you replace fluid loss with electrolye containing fluids. ...Read more

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Can having diarrhea effect your Body from absorbing daily medication?

Can having diarrhea effect your
Body from absorbing daily medication?

Not usually: only in extreme episodes of diarrhea would absorption of medications be affected. Usually, the medications are still in your system long enough to be dissolved and absorbed, even with diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more

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An end-stage renal patient experiences nausea and vomiting after taking Fosrenol.Will Sevelamer carbonate be a suitable alternative to reduce vomitin?

An end-stage renal patient experiences nausea and vomiting after taking Fosrenol.Will Sevelamer carbonate be a suitable alternative to reduce vomitin?

Phosphate binders: Both of the meds you mention are phosphate binders. These should be taken with meals. Yes, switching is reasonable. If the patient is to take more than one phos binder tab with each meal, then be sure to spread them out across the meal. Take one tab at a time, eat some food, take another tab, eat some bites, take another tab, etc. Stomach upset is less likely and the binding action is better. ...Read more

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Iv dramamine or IV phenergan (promethazine) for.Motion sickness? Which is better if the person is already actively vomiting

Iv dramamine or IV phenergan (promethazine) for.Motion sickness?  Which is better if the person is already actively vomiting

Hospital: If you are at the hospital then let the hospital decide that. Do not try this yourself as you can risk other complications. Usually though IV Phenergan (promethazine) is used most of the time for nausea where as dramamine is usually taken 30 minutes before known motion sickness. ...Read more

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Can Zofran (ondansetron) help severe nausea caused by anxiety/panic attack?

Can Zofran (ondansetron) help severe nausea caused by anxiety/panic attack?

Nausea/Anxiety: Zofran (ondansetron) may help, but takes time to digest & get into your system. Anxiety attacks happen quickly & therefore the treatment should be directed at controlling the anxiety. Treatments include see a mental health specialist for "talk therapy" as well as possibly taking a medication on a regular basis. If the anxiety is controlled, then the nausea & any other symptoms you may feel, will be controlled ...Read more

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Could inducing vomit reduce the pains caused by constipation?

No: But having a bowel movement will! limit your oral intake to fluids and take some milk of magnesia 1 tbsp every 12 hrs until you have evacuated. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Can also use glycerine suppositories(otc) or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) if you feel like there is stool in your rectum. ...Read more

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Narcotic/opioid pain medications make me nauseous/vomit. What can I take to prevent nausea?

Narcotic/opioid pain medications make me nauseous/vomit. What can I take to prevent nausea?

Phenergan (promethazine): Sometimes a combination of drugs is used to provide enhanced effects and/or prevent adverse reactions. Phenergan, (promethazine) an antihistamine with antiemetic effects, minimizes the side effect of nausea from codeine and also increases sedation. Always talk to your doctor before taking any new medicine. ...Read more

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What can one do to prevent vomiting when you get the urge?

What can one do to prevent vomiting when you get the urge?

Diet: Vomiting like that is highly abnormal and it may just be sugar! there is a center in the brainstem called the vomiting center and when irritable it sends messages to the stomach that initiates vomiting. I have seen a lot of people, especially children where lousy diet is the cause, but cvertainly not the only cause. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to prevent vomiting when you are sick?

Yes: There are medications known as anti-emetics, which are very good at preventing vomiting. The key here is to figure out why you are sick and treat that. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for initial evaluation. Depending on what he finds, he may send you to a gastroenterologist. Regardless, they may be able to prescribe medicines for your vomiting. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am feeling really sick, is there any way to prevent yourself from vomiting?

I am feeling really sick, is there any way to prevent yourself from vomiting?

Ginger: If you are nauseated consider drinking or eating ginger. Ginger tea, ginger ale or crystalized ginger. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can rolaids prevent vomiting?

Probably not: Rolaids is an antacid that neutralizes the acid already present in your stomach. It does not alter the volume of gastric acid production, does not alter the rate of gastric emptying, does not affect the emesis center of the brain, and does not alter either esophageal function nor the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. Vomiting, if recurrent or persistent, deserves medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent vomiting after surgery?

What are some ways to prevent vomiting after surgery?

Depends on surgery: best to talk to the surgeon but anti nausea meds, early but gentle feeding, ambulation / mobility after surgery, avoidance of infection, etc are a few basic things. ...Read more

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Morphine causing vomiting, what can I do to prevent this?

Decrease morphine: If morphine is causing vomiting, try weaning off morphine, morphine delays stomach and intestinal motility and does contribute to vomiting. There are other choices for medications that wouldnt affect stomach emptying as much. ...Read more

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I have the urge to vomit, i also do the vomiting actions but i cannot vomit & nothing comes out . What is the cause of this,and how can i prevent it?

I have the urge to vomit, i also do the vomiting actions but i cannot vomit & nothing comes out . What is the cause of this,and how can i prevent it?

Retching: If you're not pregnantThis retching or dry heaves could indicate gastritis(inflammation of the stomach lining). Avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine; follow a bland diet; drink flat ginger ale to help the nausea. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) tablets are effective also(may cause drowsiness). Prilosec daily heals the inflammation. If symptoms persist,see your physician who will order the appropriate tests for diagnosis ...Read more

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How to prevent newborn from vomiting/spittin up?

How to prevent newborn from vomiting/spittin up?

Vomiting: Spitting up a little bit with burping is normal, but vomiting of entire feeding or projectile vomiting is not & requires immediate medical attention by the pediatrician or ER. Always burp the baby several times during feeding, hold the baby up for few minutes & gently tap or rub his back until he burps, avoid over feeding & don't feed too soon or every time the baby cries. Good luc ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent vomiting while taking vicodin?

Can you tell me how to prevent vomiting while taking vicodin?

Number of ways: but hard to answer your question without knowing how much you are taking how often for what kind of pain. The nausea comes in large part from histamine release, and taking an OTC antihistamine, esp a non-sedating one can help a great deal. These are questions you should be asking your doctor and your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can there be ways to stifle nausea and prevent gagging/vomiting?

Breathing techniques: Breathing techniques have been used for stress-induced nausea and vomiting as well as cancer patients who have nausea and vomiting as a result of chemotherapy. The technique involves slow diaphragmatic breathing. But you also need to consult your physician for evaluation and diagnosis to find out why you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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Every time after taking Azo I vomit terribly. Its so bitter. Is there anyway to prevent this?

Every time after taking Azo I vomit terribly. Its so bitter. Is there anyway to prevent this?

Are you talking...: ...about AZO products for urinary tract infection, or some other drug that starts with "azo-"? If the former, you are advised to avoid self-treatment and seek medical help. ...Read more

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What does "adequate hydration" have to do with preventing vomiting? [not dehydrat from, paul cohen?]

What does "adequate hydration" have to do with preventing vomiting? [not dehydrat from, paul cohen?]

Nothing: When vomiting you must provide adequate hydration; otherwise you will become dehydrated. If you are not able to keep fluids down and replace the losses you would need to be in the hospital getting IV fluids until the problem is passed and you can again take your fluids orally. To prevent vomiting you may need assistance with medications such as phenergan (promethazine). ...Read more