Clinical Notes : End of Life Care

42. Nausea and Vomit in Palliative Care

Make note of :

  • Physical examination

  • Meds review

  • Probable cause of N&V

    • Cause specific choice of antiemetics

Choice of antiemetic

 

                 Republic of Ireland NOTES :

 

haloperidol is available in this country as Serenace

levomepromazine is available in this country as Nozinan

ondansetron is available in this country as Zofran

cyclizine is available in this country as Valoid

hyoscine (bromide) is available in this country as Buscopan

octreotide is available in this country as Sandostatin

domperidone is available in this country as Domerid or Motilium

metoclopromide is available in this country as Maxolon

prochlopromazine is available in this country as Stemetil

lorazepam is available in this country as Ativan

 
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Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines

NHS Scotland. Last Updated: 21 Apr 2017. Created: 13 Nov 2013

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Management of intractable nausea and vomiting in patients at the end of life: "I was feeling nauseous all of the time . . . nothing was working".

Wood GJ, Shega JW, Lynch B, Von Roenn JH.

JAMA. September 2008

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Treating nausea and vomiting in palliative care: a review

Paul Glare, Jeanna Miller, Tanya Nikolova, and Roma Tickoo

Clin Interv Aging. 2011; 6: 243–259.

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