zofran and what else for nausea

thank god it isn't cancer

but my sister has hepC from a blood transfusion over 30 years ago
she just started a difficult routine of meds, that have to be taken on a very tight schedule around the clock- and some of the pills have to come 30 mins after a snack of 20mg of fat.
She is working with a hep specialist- who "forgot" to mention nausea was a common problem with this med and "forgot" to give her something, say, like zofran for it.

So at 1:30 this morning after 20 mg of fat (ice cream) she takes her one pill and then begins the struggle to keep it down. Dry gagging so bad she woke her husband up, took her to the ER, got her on zofran. No options whatsoever to vomiting or waiting till she feels better before taking these meds- the meds and the schedule of those meds are critical to getting her hepC free.

She is still queasy even after zofran- is there anything stronger she can take?

thanks for your help!

Comments

  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    In order as far as I know
    compazine
    zofran
    anzemet
    emend
    marijuana
    there are many more.....thats how I went minus the MJ......
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    My Order of Meds
    Pot
    Marijuana
    MaryJane
    Reefer
    Weed
    Emend

    I tried Emend, had to smoke pot afterwards.
    -p
    We are all different. Some things may, or may not, get rid of nausea but the MJ did that plus made me feel good too.
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,174 Member
    How about ginger capsules?
    That helps me - one or two a couple of times a day. Or ginger candies/ginger tea.

    Another good anti-nauseant for me is hydroxyzine HCl (Atarax). It is a prescription anti-histamine, similar to Benadryl - also works for anxiety and itching, but is known as well as an anti-nauseant. It has always worked well for me, but it does make you sleepy. 25 - 50 mg.

    I would do one or both of these in conjunction with the Zofran. As someone who panics at the thought of vomiting, I have set myself an arsenal of tricks.
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    PhillieG said:

    My Order of Meds
    Pot
    Marijuana
    MaryJane
    Reefer
    Weed
    Emend

    I tried Emend, had to smoke pot afterwards.
    -p
    We are all different. Some things may, or may not, get rid of nausea but the MJ did that plus made me feel good too.

    lol
    I totally agree with you

    lol
    I totally agree with you Phil.
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    abrub said:

    How about ginger capsules?
    That helps me - one or two a couple of times a day. Or ginger candies/ginger tea.

    Another good anti-nauseant for me is hydroxyzine HCl (Atarax). It is a prescription anti-histamine, similar to Benadryl - also works for anxiety and itching, but is known as well as an anti-nauseant. It has always worked well for me, but it does make you sleepy. 25 - 50 mg.

    I would do one or both of these in conjunction with the Zofran. As someone who panics at the thought of vomiting, I have set myself an arsenal of tricks.

    I gave her both your
    I gave her both your suggestions, I will let you know what she ends up trying! thanks
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    abrub said:

    How about ginger capsules?
    That helps me - one or two a couple of times a day. Or ginger candies/ginger tea.

    Another good anti-nauseant for me is hydroxyzine HCl (Atarax). It is a prescription anti-histamine, similar to Benadryl - also works for anxiety and itching, but is known as well as an anti-nauseant. It has always worked well for me, but it does make you sleepy. 25 - 50 mg.

    I would do one or both of these in conjunction with the Zofran. As someone who panics at the thought of vomiting, I have set myself an arsenal of tricks.

    I gave her both your
    I gave her both your suggestions, I will let you know what she ends up trying! thanks
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    Buzzard said:

    In order as far as I know
    compazine
    zofran
    anzemet
    emend
    marijuana
    there are many more.....thats how I went minus the MJ......

    thaanks Buzzy- I gave her
    thaanks Buzzy- I gave her your list, hopefully something with work!
  • k1
    k1 Member Posts: 220
    Phenergan -- similar to
    Phenergan -- similar to Zofran but works on some people when Zofran doesn't. Comes in pill form and also a gel you rub on your wrist. The latter worked on my mom when nothing else did.
  • marqimark
    marqimark Member Posts: 242
    nothing worked for be.
    If I have a recurrance......
    If I have to do Chemo again I am going to be all over the Medical MJ