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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is drug-induced nausea and vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of medications. It often occurs shortly after starting the offending medication and it might also be associated with headaches, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Symptoms of drug-induced nausea and vomiting

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Currently undergoing chemotherapy

  • Loss of appetite

  • Fatigue

  • Decrease in ambition and motivation

  • Upset tummy / upper abdominal discomfort

  • Recent weight loss

Questions your doctor may ask to check for drug-induced nausea and vomiting

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose drug-induced nausea and vomiting

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Are you currently on chemotherapy?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you feel you have less ambition, motivation or willpower lately?

Treatment for drug-induced nausea and vomiting

Depending on the drug that caused the nausea and vomiting, your doctor might recommend you to take the medication with meals, change the medication or prescribe you with an anti-emetic (medications that prevents nausea and vomiting).

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