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Medications for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced

About Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced:  Nausea and vomiting caused by Chemotherapy, a term used to describe cancer-killing drugs

Drugs Used to Treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
ondansetron B N 10 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ondansetron systemic

Brand names:  Zofran, Zofran ODT, Zuplenz

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Zofran B N 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ondansetron systemic

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Emend B N 11 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aprepitant systemic

Drug class: NK1 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

dexamethasone C N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexpak Taperpak, De-Sone LA, ZoDex …show all

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Ativan D 4 X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Marinol C M X 12 reviews
9.0

Generic name: dronabinol systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Aloxi B N 1 review
10

Generic name: palonosetron systemic

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

lorazepam D 4 X 3 reviews
10

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Brand names:  Ativan, Lorazepam Intensol

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Zofran ODT B N 1 review
10

Generic name: ondansetron systemic

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

metoclopramide B N X 1 review
10

Generic name: metoclopramide systemic

Brand name:  Reglan

Drug class: GI stimulants, miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

dronabinol C M X 17 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dronabinol systemic

Brand names:  Marinol, Syndros

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Dexamethasone Intensol C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Reglan B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: metoclopramide systemic

Drug class: GI stimulants, miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

aprepitant B N 11 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aprepitant systemic

Brand names:  Emend, Cinvanti

Drug class: NK1 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Lorazepam Intensol D 4 X Add review Rate

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

gabapentin Off Label C N X 1 review
1.0

Generic name: gabapentin systemic

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

palonosetron B N 1 review
10

Generic name: palonosetron systemic

Brand name:  Aloxi

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Cesamet C 2 X 1 review
4.0

Generic name: nabilone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

granisetron B N 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: granisetron systemic

Brand names:  Sancuso, Sustol

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Akynzeo C N Add review Rate

Generic name: netupitant / palonosetron systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Sancuso B N 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: granisetron systemic

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Emend for Injection B N Add review Rate

Generic name: fosaprepitant systemic

Drug class: NK1 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

nabilone C 2 X 2 reviews
4.0

Generic name: nabilone systemic

Brand name:  Cesamet

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Zuplenz B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ondansetron systemic

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

olanzapine Off Label C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: olanzapine systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

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Alternative treatments for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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