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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a condition that causes you to vomit many times in a row for no known reason. You first have a sense that an episode is about to start. This is followed by nausea, and vomiting that can continue for hours to days. This may happen over and over for several days. Then you have no nausea or vomiting for weeks or months before the cycle starts again.

What other signs and symptoms may I have?

What causes or increases my risk for cyclic vomiting syndrome?

How is cyclic vomiting syndrome diagnosed and treated?

What can I do to prevent or manage episodes?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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