The Pharmacological Management of Nausea and Vomiting

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Nausea and vomiting are one of the most common healthcare-seeking conditions in the United States. The economic burden to the United States, both direct and indirect, is excessive. Presentation for nausea and vomiting can be acute or chronic, with the cure being to treat the underlying cause. There are several drug classes that can be used to treat nausea and vomiting, all of which target specific neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, substance P, acetylcholine, and histamine). Understanding the underlying cause and pathophysiological mechanisms that cause nausea and vomiting is essential for optimal selection of effective pharmacological therapy.

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Nausea and vomiting are one of the most common healthcare-seeking conditions in the United States. The economic burden to the United States, both direct and indirect, is excessive. Presentation for nausea and vomiting can be acute or chronic, with the cure being to treat the underlying cause. There are several drug classes that can be used to treat nausea and vomiting, all of which target specific neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, substance P, acetylcholine, and histamine). Understanding the underlying cause and pathophysiological mechanisms that cause nausea and vomiting is essential for optimal selection of effective pharmacological therapy.

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