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Anti-nausea Drugs are medicines that control nausea. In order to stop vomitting or nausea, antinausea drugs are used , which are also referred as anti-emetic drugs. They are available in syrup, capsule, tablet, injection, and suppository forms.


Causes of Nausea

Nausea is basically a feeling of sickness or queasiness in the stomach, which urges a patient to vomit. It is to be noted that nausea is not a disease but a symptom. However chronoc nausea implies an underlying disease, which requires diagnosis and treatment. Some common causes of nausea are as follows:


  • Colic
  • Motion sickness
  • Pregnancy
  • Drug side effects and interactions
  • Food poisoning
  • Flu and viral infections
  • Chemotherapy
  • Allergies
  • Stress
  • Hangovers
  • Unpleasant odors
  • Vertigo
  • Migraine
  • Anesthesia administered during surgery


Antinausea drugs Use

Nausea is a common side effect of many popular drugs and anti-nausea drugs are taken to control the sensation as well as the vomiting. Anti-nausea drugs control the queasy sensation and vomiting. They suppress the effects of chemicals in the brain that stimulate the urge to vomit.


Popular Antinausea Drugs

Brand Name: Generic Name


- Compazine: (phochlorperazine)
- Phenergan: (promethazine hydrochloride)
- Reglan: (metoclopramide hydrochloride)
- Tigan: (trimethobenzamide hydrochloride)
- Zofan: (ondansetron hydrochloride)
- Anzemet: (dolasetron)
- Kytril: (Granisetron)

Possible Side Effects

Involuntary muscle spasms, dizziness, jitteriness, puckering of the mouth, dizziness, dry mouth, rash, fatigue, restlessness, drowsiness, blurred vision, headache, constipation, headache, fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, cramps etc.



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