Nausea & Vomiting during Cancer Therapy
There is no relationship between nausea and effectiveness of the medicine.
Nausea and vomiting can also be caused by
- General anaesthetic
- Other medications and procedures
- Physical pain
- Emotional distress
Vomiting causes the body to lose water and nutrients. Dehydration can be very serious in children, especially when the child’s body is already weakened by cancer treatment.
Hospitalization may be necessary if your child is very sick. Intravenous fluids will be given to restore fluid and electrolyte balance, and your child will also receive intravenous anti-emetics.
Vomiting may reduce the effectiveness of oral medications if they have not yet been absorbed. Treatments may be stopped temporarily until vomiting is under control.