Nausea Vomiting



Background

There are muitiple causes for nausea / vomiting. Please try tailor your treatment to treat the underlying aetiology.


Approach

Treating Nausea and vomiting
Cause Medication Action Comments
CTZ sensing meds or electrolyle imbalance Prochlorperazine, chlorpromazine, haloperidol Dopamine antagonist Address cause for nausea
GI distention Metoclopramide ±antihistamines Promotility
Vestibular Promethazine, antihistamines, benzodiazepines, anticholinergics
↑ ICP Dexamethasone
Chemotherapy induced nausea Ondansetron Also try in nonchemotherapy patients
CTZ = chemoreceptor trigger zone


Content By Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 18/06/2018. Last review Dr ÍOS 16/12/19.