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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I prevent nausea/vomiting from colon prep with magnesium citrate and PEG 3350? I have a panic inducing fear of vomiting.
I take 8mg Zofran for nausea caused by anxiety for the past 2.5 yrs. Usually 2-3 pills a week (sometimes less sometimes more). If I get a stomach virus, do I need a higher dose than that to prevent nausea/vomiting since my body is already used to 8mg?
Neither. Zofran like: works mostly brain, not abdomen; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ondansetron. So called stomach-virus=rarely due to virus or other pathogens but intestinal responses/expressions of mental issues; called https://www.google.com/search?q=somatization. Study: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures sending >1,000,000 orders/sec brain?body with similar feedback, issues=inherent. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 DOESNT matter
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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
Expectations : Nausea should be expected. Vomiting can occur. Though, you should have access to plenty of medications for nausea. Many people have flushing or an odd taste while getting chemo. Pain would be very unusual. There are some chemo meds that can have an allergic effect, so rash and flu-like symptoms can occur. ...Read more
Need more info: there are several things that can cause nausea/vomiting for 5 weeks. Is the nausea/vomiting consistent? how many times per day? any factors that improve/or worsen it? Take your 13 yo to see their pediatrician so they can obtain a complete history and perform a full physical exam. Then further studies or treatment can be provided. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Nausea and vomiting is a common GI tract symptom and can be caused by many medical problems like kidney diseases, liver diseases and stomach problems. Tumors in any of these same organs(especially in the stomach and lver often cause nausea. Brain tumors commonly menifest as headachesand nausea. Your doctor needs to examine you and order tests to find out if your bodily functions and metabolic/chem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helpful to healing: Too much nausea and vomiting may allow one to be dehydrated and undernourished and to feel just plain miserable. The last thing your body needs while fighting cancer. To treat nausea is to also allow one to be more comfortable during such a crucial time. There are several different regimens available, and your treating doctor will go over these with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?virus: You probably have a virus, but be aware that you can get dehydrated if it persists. The norovirus last longer than the common "stomach virus." increase clear liquids, than slowly increase your diet to soft foods (brat diet). If you do not recover, than you need to see a dr. And get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
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