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Antiemetics

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Antiemetics

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An antiemetic is a drug that is effective against vomiting and nausea. Antiemetics are typically used to treat motion sickness and the side effects of opioid analgesics and chemotherapy directed against cancer.

Antiemetics include:

  • 5HT3 receptor (type of serotonin receptor) antagonists
    • Dolasetron
      Granisetron
      Ondansetron
      Tropisetron
  • Dopamine antagonists
    • Domperidone
      Droperidol, Haloperidol, Chlorpromazine, Promethazine, Prochlorperazine
      metoclopramide
  • Antihistamines (H1 histamine receptor antagonists)
    • Cyclizine
      Diphenhydramine
      Dimenhydrinate
      Meclizine
      Promethazine
      Hydroxyzine
  • Cannabinoids
    • Cannabis
      Marinol
  • Other
    • Trimethobenzamide; thought to work on the CTZ

Emetrol also claims to be an effective antiemetic.


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