Chemotherapy Nausea

Chemotherapy Nausea and VomitingChemotherapy treatment has been transformed and developed to make it more effective method for treating various types of cancer. This development doesn’t prevent you from the side effects of the chemotherapy treatment though. There are many side effects of chemotherapy treatment. Among them chemotherapy nausea is the most common side effect which a patient undergoing this treatment has to normally face. The recent studies and research conducted in chemotherapy treatment has helped to develop some effective measures which will help you to effectively combat with the various side effects of chemotherapy treatment.

Previously a practitioner was not able to use proper level of drugs in a chemotherapy treatment that could  help a patient to recover from this lethal disease within a short span of time, because of the frequent emergence of chemotherapy nausea. But now new types of drugs are coming that can not only effectively restrain the side effects but also at the same time produce better results to reduce the pain caused with these side effects. “Antiemetics” is a medication that is innovated to prevent chemotherapy nausea, rather than curing it. Although it is a fact that these medicines are able to eradicate nausea from the very root, it can help a patient to reduce the pain.

Effects of Chemotherapy Nausea

Depending on the duration and severity, Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting has various types.. Breakthrough nauseating occurs when a patient has to face this side effect despite of taking antiemetics drugs. If a patient is vomiting after 24 hours of the treatment, it can be termed as delayed nausea. Acute nausea is generally faced by a patient immediately after one or two hours of chemotherapy. Anticipatory treatment generally occurs if a patient has already undergone this therapy. This might happen even before the start of the treatment. Untreated nausea is reckoned as the most severe one that can leave a patient completely exhausted.

The effect of chemotherapy nausea has to be heeded with care before starting a treatment. The severity of this side effect is dependent on the type of drugs that are being used in chemotherapy. Navelbine or methotrexate has a little chance of stimulating nausea whereas Platinol and Adriamycin have greater chance of generating nausea.  Patients need to maintain a proper repose time while  undergoing chemotherapy treatment to get rid of this the severity of this side effect. A high dose of chemotherapy drug and a lack of proper consultation with a doctor can also increase this side effect.

Actually chemotherapy drugs tend  to incite brain’s vomiting center and therefore it is clear that a proper treatment must be needed to avoid chemotherapy nausea. There are numerous types of chemotherapy drugs prevailing in the market that can effectively fight against this problem. Palonosetron is reckoned as the first line treatment which can effectively fight against this disease. Compazine is considered as the second line treatment and this is used with chemotherapy to reduce the severity of chemotherapy nausea. Apart from that, other anti-nausea drugs also  fight effectively to reduce the severity of this side effect.