Tag: nausea

1. Aprepitant in conjunction with palonosetron and dexamethasone is associated with increased antiemetic efficacy during FOLFOX or FOLFIRI chemotherapy in women. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Approximately 40% of the population worldwide will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. Chemotherapy, in its many modalities, is...
1. Olanzapine, in addition to 3 other anti-nausea agents, significantly reduced patient’s nausea over the first 120 hours following their initial chemotherapy treatment compared to the 3 other agents alone. 2. Patients reported increased levels of sedation 2 days after their initial chemotherapy treatment, though there was no statistical difference...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Nausea is a general term describing a queasy stomach, with or without the feeling that you are about to vomit. Almost everyone experiences nausea at some time, making it one of the most common problems in medicine. Nausea is not a disease, but a...
1. Pregnant women randomized to receive ondansetron (Zofran) reported greater reduction in both nausea and vomiting than those who received doxylamine-pyridoxine (Diclegis). 2. The majority of women taking ondansetron (93%) experienced improvement in nausea compared to only 41% of women taking doxylamine-pyridoxine. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)       Study Rundown:...
Image: PD 1. Treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy with ondansetron was not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, spontaneous abortion, still birth, preterm delivery, or low birth weight/small for gestational age infants.  2. Lower rates of spontaneous abortion are seen in women exposed to ondansetron and/or...