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Receptor properties of common antiemetics - Archived

Likely cause

Example

Anti-emetic

Vestibular

Vertigo or travel sickness

Hyoscine (ACh) or

Cyclizine (ACh, H1)

Toxins

Medications, particularly chemotherapy.

Infections (endotoxins)

Constipation

Metoclopramide

Haloperidol (D2)

Ondansetron etc. (5HT3)

Metoclopramide (5HT4)

Gastrointestinal damage

Chemotherapy

(SEE ANTI-EMETICS FOR CHEMOTHERAPY GUIDELINE ON SKY WARD, UHW)

Metoclopramide (D2, 5HT4)

Ondansetron (5HT3)

Steroids (inflammation)

Liver damage

Focal deposits

Diffuse disease

Metoclopramide (5HT4)

Steroids (inflammation)

Psychological

Anticipation and anxiety

Non-physical

Benzodiazepine

Nabilone

Raised intracranial pressure

Tumour

Oedema

Cyclizine (H1)

Steroids (oedema)

Edition/Revision: 1.0
Created 18 Jul 2013 - Archived
Validated 19 Jul 2013 by Ian Back
Last modified 15 Apr 2024
Mon 15 Apr 2024 20:38:34 GMT +0100 (DST)
Last modified 15 Apr 2024