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Controlling Your Nausea (6569)

Controlling Your Nausea (6569) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Gynecology, Oncology


Caring for Nausea

Nausea is an unsettled feeling in your
stomach. It is a side effect of chemotherapy
that can be treated. It is not something you
have to live with. How much nausea you
have will depend on which chemotherapy
you received.

Your doctors and nurses try to stop nausea
with anti-nausea medicines. Anti-nausea
medicine(s) that you get is based on your

Symptoms of Nausea
ξ heart burn
ξ feeling dizzy
ξ queasy or sour stomach

Medicines taken to stop nausea are
prescribed as “routine” or “as needed.”
ξ How to take routine medicine:
o Take on time as prescribed.
o Take even if you do not feel
ξ How to take “as needed” medicines:
o Take as soon as you first feel
o If you wait until your
symptoms gets worse, the
medicine will not work as

When to Call the Clinic
ξ Nausea is not controlled even when
using anti-nausea medicine.
ξ You cannot take your medicine
because of nausea or vomiting.

Who to Call
ξ UW Carbone Cancer Center,
(608) 265-1700
ξ 1 S Park Clinic, Madison:
(608) 287-2000
ξ UW Carbone Cancer Center,
Johnson Creek:
(920) 699-3500

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor.
This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because
each person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team
when using this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 12/2017 University of
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