oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Drugs for nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy : review

Volume 79, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Nausea and vomiting are common side-effects of anticancer treatment. Inadequately controlled emesis impairs functional activity and quality of life for patients, and may compromise adherence to treatment. Many drugs can be prescribed to prevent, lessen, or relieve nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. This article provides an overview of drugs given for nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

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