Antiemetic

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An anti-emetic is a drug that is effective against vomiting and nausea. Anti-emetics are typically used to treat motion sickness and the side effects of opioid analgesics, general anaesthetics and chemotherapy directed against cancer.

Types of Anti-emetics

Anti-emetics include:

  • Non-pharmaceutical therapies with some evidence of efficacy include acupuncture and hypnosis. All drugs have potential side effects. It is important to try to reduce the baseline risk of nausea and vomiting, particularly with respect to surgery.

References

See also

da:Antiemetika de:Antiemetikumhr:Antiemetici nl:anti-emeticum nn:Kvalmestillande lækjemiddel


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