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I need your input: ondansetron?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Boule de feu, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Boule de feu

    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    I just started today. Severe to extreme nausea without vomiting.
    What is your experience with this med?

    Can I take it long term?

    Literature shows different results for CFS.
     
  2. Boule de feu

    Boule de feu Senior Member

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    I thought I would give some feed-back about this new med I am taking.
    The nausea is not as bad anymore, but it is still there.
    However, the constipation that came with it is not fun to deal with (six days without a bowel movement!).
    I hope it is temporary and it will get better as I go.
     
  3. valentinelynx

    valentinelynx Senior Member

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    Given a lot of ondansetron to patients to prevent post-op nausea and vomiting. Seen it used occasionally on a long term basis. Can't cite the data, but I believe studies have shown that it is more effective at preventing vomiting than stopping nausea. Not aware of problems with long term use. Can cause QT prolongation which might be an issue in someone with cardiac arrthymias. Then again, many drugs can do this, it's rarely a real problem.
     

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