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Medications for Nausea/Vomiting

Other names: Nausea; Stomach Upset; Upset Stomach

What is Nausea/Vomiting:  Nausea is the feeling of having an urge to vomit. It is often called being sick to your stomach. Vomiting or throwing up is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and out of the mouth.

Medications to treat Nausea/Vomiting

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
Zofran B N 125 reviews
8.0

Generic name: ondansetron systemic

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ondansetron B N 229 reviews
8.0

Generic name: ondansetron systemic

Brand names:  Zofran, Zofran ODT

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Phenergan C N X 50 reviews
8.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
promethazine C N X 113 reviews
8.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Brand names:  Phenergan, Promethegan, Phenadoz, Antinaus 50

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Zofran ODT B N 34 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ondansetron systemic

Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ativan D 4 X 12 reviews
8.0

Generic name: lorazepam systemic

Drug class: benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics, benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
metoclopramide B N X 62 reviews
4.0

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

 
prochlorperazine N N X 72 reviews
4.0

Generic name: prochlorperazine systemic

Brand name:  Compro

Drug class: phenothiazine antiemetics, phenothiazine antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Antivert B N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Reglan B N X 48 reviews
4.0

Generic name: metoclopramide systemic

Drug class: GI stimulants, miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Dramamine B N X 11 reviews
9.0

Generic name: dimenhydrinate systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
meclizine B N X 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Brand names:  Antivert, Bonine, D-Vert, Dramamine II, Dramamine Less Drowsy, Meclicot, Meni-D, Travel-Ease

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Benadryl B N X 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Emetrol N N 19 reviews
9.0

Generic name: phosphorated carbohydrate solution systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antiemetics

For consumers: side effects

 
lorazepam D 4 X 26 reviews
8.0

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

 
hydroxyzine N N X 13 reviews
6.0

Generic name: hydroxyzine systemic

Brand name:  Vistaril

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Vistaril N N X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: hydroxyzine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Bonine B N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vitamin B6 C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: pyridoxine systemic

Drug class: vitamins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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

 
scopolamine C N X 25 reviews
5.0

Generic name: scopolamine systemic

Brand names:  Transderm-Scop, Maldemar, Scopace

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics, anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Tigan N N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: trimethobenzamide systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Benadryl Allergy B N X Add review
5.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
cyclizine B N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: cyclizine systemic

Brand names:  Bonine for Kids, Cyclivert, Marezine

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
D-Vert B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Alternative treatments for Nausea/Vomiting

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Nausea/Vomiting. 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.

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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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