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What are the main three drugs used for nausea and vomiting on pediatric oncology?
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Age and severity
Zofran for age greater than 4, Compazine or Phenergan (promethazine) for age 2 or older, and tigan can be used in all age (no age limit).
So, depending on the severity of symptoms, your doc can select from these choices. Zofran can only be given IV or orally. The others can be given rectally as a suppository as well. If you have more concerns, consult your doc. Good luck.

In brief: Age and severity
Zofran for age greater than 4, Compazine or Phenergan (promethazine) for age 2 or older, and tigan can be used in all age (no age limit).
So, depending on the severity of symptoms, your doc can select from these choices. Zofran can only be given IV or orally. The others can be given rectally as a suppository as well. If you have more concerns, consult your doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: See below
1) 5-HT3 receptor antagonist (Ondansetron, Granisetron).
2) Dexamethasone 3) Lorazepam Others include NK1 receptor antagonist (Aprepitant), Cannabinoids (Dronabinol), and H1 antihistamines (Benadryl, Meclizine)

In brief: See below
1) 5-HT3 receptor antagonist (Ondansetron, Granisetron).
2) Dexamethasone 3) Lorazepam Others include NK1 receptor antagonist (Aprepitant), Cannabinoids (Dronabinol), and H1 antihistamines (Benadryl, Meclizine)
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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