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What's the most effective way to prevent nausea/vomiting after wisdom teeth removal?

What's the most effective way to prevent nausea/vomiting after wisdom teeth removal?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

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How many hours should I put between meals and a radiation session of the pelvis to prevent nausea/vomiting?

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

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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

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What is the best medicine for preventing nausea/vomiting due to radiation therapy of the pelvis?

What is the best medicine for preventing nausea/vomiting due to radiation therapy of the pelvis?

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

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What is a good medicine to prevent nausea and vomiting?

What is a good medicine to prevent nausea and vomiting?

Use of ginger: 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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How can I prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery?

How can I prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery?

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

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Sumatriptan injections for cluster headaches, does that interact with Zofran (ondansetron)? & does sumatriptan also have the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting?

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

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Have they developed a way to prevent post-operative nausea & vomiting?

Have they developed a way to prevent post-operative nausea & vomiting?

Yes: There are several medications or combinations of medications that can be given before, during & after anesthesia to help control this. Ask your anesthesiologist. Medications are usually very successful but not 100% effective for everyone. ...Read more

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What to do about preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting? Is the nausea preventable?

What to do about preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting? Is the nausea preventable?

Avoid surgery: If postoperative nausea and vomiting are to be avoided, don't have surgery... Seriously though mention your concerns to the surgeon and the anesthesiologist - there are many texhniques and drugs to avoid this. ...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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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

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

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

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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How well does IM Phenergan work for the prophylactic prevention of nausea and vomiting due to a stomach virus?

How well does IM Phenergan work for the prophylactic prevention of nausea and vomiting due to a stomach virus?

Pretty: Well but sounds like a lot simpler medication would work by MOUTH. Why the injection. I have not heard of this aggressive treatment as PROPHLAXIS for a possible stomach virus!

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What causes nausea and vomiting?

Comprehensive list>: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/nausea/my00572/dsection=causes.

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Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?

Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?

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

Dr. Stephen Noga
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