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Medications for 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 medications listed below are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
ondansetron 6.8 18 reviews for ondansetron to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N
Generic name:
ondansetron systemic
Drug class:
5HT3 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
dexamethasone 7.5 10 reviews for dexamethasone to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Brand names:
Dexamethasone Intensol, De-Sone LA, Dxevo, HiDex, Zcort, ZoDex
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Emend 8.2 13 reviews for Emend to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N
Generic name:
aprepitant systemic
Drug class:
NK1 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Marinol 8.7 16 reviews for Marinol to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx C M X
Generic name:
dronabinol systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antiemetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Ativan 10 2 reviews for Ativan to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx D 4 X
Generic name:
lorazepam systemic
Drug class:
benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
lorazepam 10 3 reviews for lorazepam to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx D 4 X
Generic name:
lorazepam systemic
Brand names:
Ativan, Lorazepam Intensol
Drug class:
benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
metoclopramide 10 3 reviews for metoclopramide to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N X
Generic name:
metoclopramide systemic
Brand name:
Reglan
Drug class:
GI stimulants, miscellaneous antiemetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Aloxi 0.0 1 review for Aloxi to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N
Generic name:
palonosetron systemic
Drug class:
5HT3 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
dronabinol 8.3 24 reviews for dronabinol to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx C M X
Generic name:
dronabinol systemic
Brand names:
Marinol, Syndros
Drug class:
miscellaneous antiemetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
gabapentin Off-label 1.0 1 review for gabapentin to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx C N X
Generic name:
gabapentin systemic
Drug class:
gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
olanzapine Off-label 9.0 1 review for olanzapine to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx C N X
Generic name:
olanzapine systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
aprepitant 8.3 14 reviews for aprepitant to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N
Generic name:
aprepitant systemic
Brand names:
Emend, Cinvanti
Drug class:
NK1 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Reglan 0.0 1 review for Reglan to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N X
Generic name:
metoclopramide systemic
Drug class:
GI stimulants, miscellaneous antiemetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
granisetron 6.3 17 reviews for granisetron to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N
Generic name:
granisetron systemic
Brand names:
Sancuso, Sustol
Drug class:
5HT3 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Dexamethasone Intensol 8.0 1 review for Dexamethasone Intensol to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Lorazepam Intensol Rate Add review
Rx D 4 X
Generic name:
lorazepam systemic
Drug class:
benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
palonosetron 0.0 1 review for palonosetron to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N
Generic name:
palonosetron systemic
Brand name:
Aloxi
Drug class:
5HT3 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Cesamet 1.0 1 review for Cesamet to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx C 2 X
Generic name:
nabilone systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antiemetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Sancuso 6.4 14 reviews for Sancuso to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N
Generic name:
granisetron systemic
Drug class:
5HT3 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Akynzeo Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
netupitant / palonosetron systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antiemetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
nabilone 3.5 2 reviews for nabilone to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx C 2 X
Generic name:
nabilone systemic
Brand name:
Cesamet
Drug class:
miscellaneous antiemetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Emend for Injection Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
fosaprepitant systemic
Drug class:
NK1 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
De-Sone LA Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Dxevo Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
fosaprepitant 0.0 1 review for fosaprepitant to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced
Rx B N
Generic name:
fosaprepitant systemic
Brand names:
Emend for Injection, Focinvez
Drug class:
NK1 receptor antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information

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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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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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