Coping with sickness and nausea

Nauseous womanTreatments such as chemotherapy may make you feel sick (nauseous) or be sick (vomit). Your doctor will tell you if your chemotherapy treatment is likely to cause nausea and vomiting.

Anti-sickness medication (known as anti-emetics) can help. Antiemetics may be available as:

You may be prescribed medication before treatment to reduce the side effects. Some people find it takes some time before they find a medication that works for them. Let your nurse or doctor know if you still have nausea after a few days taking the medication or if you have been sick for more than 24 hours.

Tips for coping with sickness & nausea:

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Information Product No. PCA0015v1 | Published: 01/06/2015 | Last Updated: 01/10/2015 | Next Review Due: 01/06/2018