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Over The Counter Medication For Nausea And Vomiting
Find cause of N & V.: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of generalized pain and weakness in numerous parts of body. It is called a syndrome because one can not find any objective evidence of a problem. One mistake the pt and doc make is that once a person is labelled as having "fibromyalgia", there is a trap other sx are part of the syndrome: n & v is not. Doc needs to look for true cause, then rx will become clear. ...Read more
Some: Pepto bismol helps sometimes and if the nausea is due to acid reflux, things like zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec otc could too. Ginger is said to help deal with nausea as well. Lifestyle changes like limiting alcohol and caffeine could be of benefit but my question is why do you have chronic nausea? I would suggest you visit your family doc or a GI as there could be something that needs treatment. ...Read more
I'm currently 24 weeks pregnant and experiencing vomiting and nausea. Cannot hold anything down. What can I take over the counter?
Consult your doctor: You should not be taking anything without consulting your baby doctor first. Call your doctor and tell the doctor your symptoms your doctor may wish to see you. ...Read more
Is the sancuso transdermal patch for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting really any better than pill medications or is it about equal in effect?
Sancuso = granisetron in a transdermal patch. A study compared the granisetron patch with granisetron pills. Statistically speaking, there was "non-inferiority;" in other words, one was as effective as the other. The advantage is in the convenience of the patch compared with taking a pill several times a day.
(study was by Boccia RV et al, published in Support Care Cancer. 2011;19 (10):1609.) ...Read more
What can I give my two year old that is close to zofran (ondansetron) OTC for nausea and vomiting?
Drugs for nausea: Zofran (ondansetron) is a mainstay for helping pediatric oncology patients with nausea and vomiting (there are other members of this class like kytril). A combination of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Reglan (metoclopramide) is also used. Lastly Ativan (lorazepam) is also quite effective. Others used are emend, scopolamine (>10 yo), and Marinol (for teens). ...Read more
Can 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?
In context of cryofibrinogenemia, lupus-type ctd and adrenal insufficiency, what could cause increase in GI symptoms, nausea, and vomiting with adrenal crisis, when estrogen/progestin drugs are taken?
Cortisol deficiency: With true adrenal insufficiency diagnosed by an endocrinologist, one would need to be taking cortisol replacement therapy. Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and weight loss are classic symptoms of adrenal insufficiency which estrogen and Progesterone replacement don't address. Many with primary adrenal insufficiency also look like they have a deep tan. ...Read more
I have been struggling with what I can assume is a stomach bug since Saturday afternoon causing nausea and vomiting. What medication should I take?
Depends: Would be worth a doctor examination as nausea and vomiting without diarrhoea may be another cause such as migraine, urine or other infection or other abdominal problem. What medications one can take for the nausea and vomiting depends on your medical history and current medications. There are a variety of options. Best to see doctor to sort the above out. All the best. ...Read more
It's a toxin: The brain has an area that triggers nausea and vomiting if something toxic gets in the body. This is what prevented early humans from dying after eating poisonous berries! chemotherapy triggers the same area of the brain, and the body tries to protect itself by vomiting. New anti-nausea drugs are so effective because they target the "vomit center" in the brain. ...Read more
No: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite. Nausea, vomiting & fever are possible. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations. If you have severe abdominal pain it is best to go to er. ...Read more
Probably migraine: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headaches, and they are often associated with nausea/vomiting. Otc pain meds can contribute to rebound/medication overuse headache, which causes the headaches to actually worsen in the long run. You should see a neurologist who can get you on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute agent (i.e. Triptan i.e. Imitrex) for the pain. ...Read more
N and V: If you are not pregnant, then persistent nausea and vomiting is a worrisome symptom that calls for an evaluation by your physician. Gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder or liver disease are possibilities. Less likely would be reaction to medications or a toxic substance. Don't delay. See your Physician as soon as possible. Don't allow yourself to become dangerously ill. ...Read more
Esophageal and gastric (stomach) irritation and slough of sensitive surfaces
. The drugs are effective but can be harsh to other systems. ...Read more
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