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Medications for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced

Drugs associated with Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced

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

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
ondansetron Rx B N 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: ondansetron systemic

Brand names:  Zofran, Zofran ODT, Zuplenz

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dexamethasone Rx C N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Baycadron, Dexasone, Dexpak Taperpak, Solurex, Zema Pak, De-Sone LA, Dexacen-4, Dexasone LA, Solurex LA

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
lorazepam Rx D 4 X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Brand names:  Ativan, Lorazepam Intensol

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dronabinol Rx C 3 X 14 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dronabinol systemic

Brand name:  Marinol

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
metoclopramide Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metoclopramide systemic

Brand name:  Reglan

Drug class: GI stimulants, miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
granisetron Rx B N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: granisetron systemic

Brand names:  Kytril, Sancuso, Granisol

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
gabapentin Off Label Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: gabapentin systemic

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
palonosetron Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: palonosetron systemic

Brand name:  Aloxi

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
aprepitant Rx B N 8 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aprepitant systemic

Brand names:  Emend, Emend 3-Day, Emend 2-Day

Drug class: NK1 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
olanzapine Off Label Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: olanzapine systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
dolasetron Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: dolasetron systemic

Brand name:  Anzemet

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
fosaprepitant Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: fosaprepitant systemic

Brand name:  Emend for Injection

Drug class: NK1 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
nabilone Rx C 2 X Add review
7.0

Generic name: nabilone systemic

Brand name:  Cesamet

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
netupitant / palonosetron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: netupitant / palonosetron systemic

Brand name:  Akynzeo

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
rolapitant Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: rolapitant systemic

Brand name:  Varubi

Drug class: NK1 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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