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Prevent Nausea Vomiting
PONV: If you have a history of ponv - then a medication like zofran (ondansetron) intra-operatively & post-operatively can significantly reduce/eliminate post operative nausea & vomiting. Additionally, a dose of intra-operative Dexamethasone helps not only with swelling but also effects the chemotactic trigger zone in brain. Fast a full 12 hours before. Advance diet from clears to puree first 2d, & avoid narcotics. ...Read more
How many hours should I put between meals and a radiation session of the pelvis to prevent nausea/vomiting?
Pelvic radiotherapy: Rarely causes nausea or vomiting (upper abdominal, stomach or pancreas, even the old inverted y in lymphoma may). We usually suggest a light, non-fatty meal before - dry cereal or toast, water or tea, but for pelvis therapy, one needs to worry about diarrhea - avoiding fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
How do I prevent nausea/vomiting from colon prep with magnesium citrate and PEG 3350? I have a panic inducing fear of vomiting.
Colon prep: Nausea vomiting would be highly unlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
Does Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help prevent nausea/vomiting from stomach bug? One doctor said it does but another said it doesn't...?
No: Dimenhydrinate is used primarily to PREVENT motion sickness. You take it about 30 minutes before the perceived precipitating event. The only off-label indication for this medication is to prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with first-trimester pregnancy, also known as "morning sickness" to many women. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can Loratadine help prevent nausea and vomiting due to gastroenteritis? How effective would it be in prevention of vomiting?
Many ways...: If you tend to have postoperative nausea and/or vomiting or if you are susceptible to carsickness, be sure to let your surgeon and anesthesiologist know. There are medications that can be given before, during, and after surgery to minimize this. Unfortunately, a few people still have this problem. ...Read more
Sumatriptan injections for cluster headaches, does that interact with Zofran (ondansetron)? & does sumatriptan also have the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting?
No interaction: Wanted to clarify your questions as I seriously doubt you have cluster headaches, which occur in middle aged men, and is a very specific syndrome. Secondly, you would do far better taking a preventative agent to obviate the need for injections which have risk of stroke or heart attack, especially if you smoke or take BCP's. Consider riboflavin, butterbur, Co-Q10. ...Read more
Is phenergan (promethazine) able to be used for similar purposes as Zofran? Meaning is it effective on preventing and treating nausea and vomiting?
Yes: Yes, they are used for similar purposes. Whether it is just as effective or not can be individual. ...Read more
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
5"1, 97lb female how much Zofran (ondansetron) should be taken at the onset of a stomach virus to prevent vomiting? Nausea not as imp main goals to prevent vomiting
As prescribed: Always take medications as prescribed by doctor. Your pharmacist can also chime in. Zofran (ondansetron) is an antiemetic. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/dosage/zofran. Html. Dosing regimens differ depending upon known cause but 8mg every 8hrs as needed is noted at www. Epocrates. Com for nausea/vomiting related to gastroenteritis. ...Read more
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
If I wake up w/stomach virus &take Zofran (ondansetron) right away before vomiting begins HOW LONG till zofran (ondansetron) effectively prevent vomiting? The nausea DOESN'T matter
Zofran (ondansetron): This medication prevents nausea which then controls vomiting ...Read more
How well does IM Phenergan work for the prophylactic prevention of nausea and vomiting due to a stomach virus?
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