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Anzemet is a prescription drug used for preventing nausea and vomiting due to surgery and chemotherapy. It works by blocking serotonin, a chemical in the body that is associated with nausea and vomiting. The medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken one hour before chemotherapy. When used before surgery, an IV form is given. Potential side effects of the drug include dizziness, fatigue, diarrhea, and headaches.
- Surgery (both prevention and treatment, for the intravenous form only)
- Chemotherapy (prevention, for the tablet form only).