Treatment Before, During, and After Chemotherapy Controls Nausea and Vomiting

Several kinds of medicines, in combination, may be given before, during & after treatment to control nausea and vomiting.

Some common chemotherapy drugs have the distressing side effect of causing nausea and vomiting. Preventing and managing this problem helps patients continue treatment, avoid medical problems, and live their lives as best they can. Several kinds of medicines, in combination, may be given before, during, and after treatment to control nausea and vomiting: 

  • Corticosteroids, such as dexamethasone and methylprednisolone
  • Monoamine antagonists, such as olanzapine
  • Serotonin antagonists, such as dolasetron, granisetron 
  • Substance P/NK1 Antagonists, including aprepitant, fosaprepitant and others