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antiemetics

(also called antinauseants) Used to prevent nausea and thus vomiting; mainly used by travelers to combat motion sickness.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 6, 2019-: World Antiemetics Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2017-2018 & 2019-2023
In addition, the anaesthesiologist investigator who made the call for rescue antiemetics was not blinded to the study groups, which brings a potential for biased decision-making.
The patient had a two-year history of multiple ED visits for the same issue, for which she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum and managed with hydration and antiemetics.
Hospitalized women in the study received antiemetics about a week later, experienced more severe symptoms, and were more likely to report depression.
Acupressure offers a side effect-free alternative to common first-line antiemetics. Because the patient may perceive needle acupuncture as uncomfortable, acupressure is a desirable alternative for the prevention of PONV.
Among numerous antiemetics which have been studied to prevent and treat PONV, selective serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 (5-HT3) receptor antagonists have shown efficacy in the prophylaxis and treatment of PONV [4].
During fractioned radiotherapy, nausea may continue for several weeks and the long-term use of antiemetics may induce side-effects such as headache and constipation [6].
Aprepitant (40 mg) has few side effects, is generally well tolerated, and is more effective at preventing vomiting while providing an anti-nausea effect similar to other commonly administered antiemetics.
This Phase 3 treatment trial compared two doses of the product against placebo in patients with established nausea and/or vomiting after surgery, who had not previously received any prophylactic antiemetics. The study took place in institutions in the USA, Canada, France and Germany and recruited 568 patients.