Cancer Treatments

Anti Nausea Resources

Choice of cancer treatment is influenced by several factors, including the specific characteristics of your cancer; your overall condition; and whether the goal of treatment is to cure your cancer, keep your cancer from spreading, or to relieve the symptoms caused by cancer. Depending on these factors, you may receive one or more of the following:

One or more treatment modalities may be used to provide you with the most effective treatment. Increasingly, it is common to use several treatment modalities together (concurrently) or in sequence with the goal of preventing recurrence. This is referred to as multi-modality treatment of the cancer.

Antiemetic/Anti-Nausea Medications

Aloxi is a long acting anti-nausea medication given in the IV prior to any chemotherapy treatment. It is effective up 120hours (5 days).

Prescriptions given for nausea that can be taken at home:

1. Compazine/Prochlorperazine - 10mg Oral every 6-8 hours as needed.
2. Ativan/Lorazeoam- 0.5mg oral every 6-8 hours as needed. Use if no relief from Compazine.
3. Zofran/Ondansetron- 4-8 mg oral every 6-8 hours as needed.

Days 1-4 after chemotherapy: If needed alternate #1 and #2 every 3 hours for nausea.

Days 5 onward: If needed alternate #1, #2, and #3 every 2 hours for nausea.

At any time: You can use at any time #2 for difficulty sleeping or anxiety.