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Zuplenz for Chemotherapy Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy. Some types of chemotherapy are more likely to cause nausea and vomiting than others. The main symptoms of nausea are feeling sick to your stomach and feeling like you might vomit, while vomiting is actually "throwing up."
 
In general, Zuplenz is more effective at preventing vomiting than preventing nausea. It is much easier to prevent nausea and vomiting than to treat it once it starts. Zuplenz is licensed to prevent nausea and vomiting, but it is not a treatment for vomiting or nausea.
 
Zuplenz is often used in conjunction with other medications to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. The nausea medicine chosen by your healthcare provider for this purpose will depend on several factors, including the type of chemotherapy and your previous experiences of nausea and vomiting with chemotherapy.
 

Zuplenz for Radiation Nausea and Vomiting

Radiation is another common cause of nausea and vomiting. Certain types of radiation are more likely to cause nausea and vomiting than others. Zuplenz can be used along with other medications to help prevent nausea and vomiting due to radiation.
 
Zuplenz is more effective at preventing vomiting ("throwing up") than preventing nausea ("being sick to your stomach"). This medication is not licensed to treat nausea or vomiting once it starts; it is licensed to prevent these symptoms. It is easier to prevent nausea or vomiting than it is to treat it once it starts.
 
Zuplenz is licensed for use with certain types of radiation:
 
  • Total body irradiation
  • Single high-dose fraction radiation to the abdomen (stomach area)
  • Daily fractionated radiotherapy to the abdomen.
     
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