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Rubex Nausea And Vomiting Agent
Could mycobutin (rifabutin) 150 mg Ethambutol 400 mg and Azithromyocin 250 cause chills, sweats, EXTREME nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and achiness or is it a virus?
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
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
Maybe you see doc 1t: Yes, you can take zofran (ondansetron) if you 100% sure it is gastroenteritis! however, nausea and vomiting could be the symptoms of other conditions (for example, cholecystitis, appendicitis, small bowel obstruction), and in these cases zofran (ondansetron) could be harmful or could mask very dangerous surgical cases. Don't hesitate to go see the real doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Staphylococcal toxin may cause the clinical symptoms you described. ...Read more
I'm on my fourth day of watery diarrhea with intermittent nausea. No vomiting or fever. Foods poisoning or virus? Should I be taking anything?
Severe diarrhea, nausea every now and again, mild stomach pain, no vomiting, is it food poisoning?
Diarrhea: Acute diarrhea is usually one of several viruses causing gastroenteritis. If there is blood in it, abdominal pain worsens, or you are unable to hold down liquids, please be seen in the urgent care or ER. Otherwise, drink plenty of fluids and rest. If mild nausea is a problem, try sports drinks with electrolytes, sodium and potassium, along with water, flat sprite or 7up and chicken broth. ...Read more
5 days ago, began with diarrhea and lots of gas pain/pressure, low-grade fever, no vomiting. Food poisoning, virus, or bacterial? Thx.
Diarrhea: Certainly all 3 are possibilities. Have you been on any antibiotics in the last 6 weeks? If so having your stool tested for C. difficile would be prudent. Recent travel especially to 3rd world countries? Stool sample can be collected and tested these days for many causes including the 3 you mentioned. Otherwise, increase fluids such as sport drinks and stick with a simple diet until normal ...Read more
Is dizziness part of stomach flu. Have nausea dizzy achy. No vomit or diarrhea. Had contact with children with vomiting, diarrhea. ?
To calm severe stomach flu-5 doses of kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and three capletes of anti diarrhea med cause black stool?
Yes: The active ingredient in kaopectate--bismuth subsalicylate--turns stool a dark color. It can turn green or black and can persist a few days after stopping the medicine. If the black color lasts beyond three days after the medicine or is very dark or tarry (blood can cuase this change), see a doctor. ...Read more
Do ipecacuanha tablets (bottle says to treat nausea, vomiting or cough) have the same effect as syrup of ipecac (which induces vomiting)?
Opposite effect!: I am presuming the Ipecacuanha tablets you are talking about are homeopathic (it is probably labelled something like 12x or 30c). This actually prevents nausea and vomiting rather than inducing it. One of the main principles of homeopathy is "like cures like." As Ipecac syrup induces vomiting, a highly dilute form of it prepared homeopathically helps to prevent vomiting. ...Read more
Can you explain the disease when symptoms like vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, and headach?
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