Antimetic Drugs

  1. Hello everyone,
    Does anyone know of another antimetic drug besides reglan? your help is appreciated

    Thanks Born2b
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Ortho_RN
    Phenergan(promethazine)
    Inapsine (droperidol)
    Compazine (prochlorperazine)
    Zofran (Ondansetron)
    Kytril (granisetron hydrochloride)

    These are some of the more common ones...
    Last edit by Ortho_RN on Mar 24, '04
  4. by   Altra
    Anti-emetics: Anzemet (Dolasetron Mesylate) is another one I see a lot ...
  5. by   NicuNsg
    Zofran and believe it or not benedryl too!!!!
  6. by   athomas91
    haldol is also an excellent antiemetic (in lower doses)

    ex. 2mg SQ.....1mg IV
  7. by   NurseWeasel
    If you're looking for OTC antiemetics, Emetrol is FABULOUS. Tastes nasty but it works, and that's what's important when you need it. I keep a bottle in the medicine chest at all times.
  8. by   meandragonbrett
    Lorazepam can also be used as an antiemetic.
  9. by   kc ccurn
    Quote from Ortho_RN
    Phenergan(promethazine)
    Inapsine (droperidol)
    Compazine (prochlorperazine)
    Zofran (Ondansetron)
    Kytril (granisetron hydrochloride)

    These are some of the more common ones...

    Inapsine is no longer used, it has had some nasty side effects...arrythmia's etc. so I think it was taken off them market by the FDA.
  10. by   gwenith
    If you are looking at going the all natural route - try ginger it is as effective as metaclopopramide(maxalon)
  11. by   athomas91
    inapsine was blackboxed - but from what i understand you can actually still get it if need be.

    BTW - it is the only medicine (after all others were tried) that helped me stop puking....great stuff
  12. by   neneRN
    We're still using inapsine despite the black box warnings- A few of the docs favor it- it does really work well, never had a bad outcome, knock on wood...
  13. by   kc ccurn
    I always thought that it worked great also. I never saw any bad outcomes with it. It's too bad we can't still use it.
  14. by   athomas91
    the outcomes were only w/ high doses (like 5mg IV) - typically we only use max 1.25mg...and it was in those who were predisposed to QT prolongation....not many at all were afflicted...it was a money war between pharm distributers (they pushed the issue to get it off the market)

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