Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a distressing symptom for cancer patients. Nausea is used to describe the sensation of feeling sick, whereas vomiting describes being sick.
CINV is experienced by up to 75% of all cancer patients. Management is important to improve nutritional status of patients and quality of life.
Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting Treatment
Serotonin receptor antagonists (e.g. ondansetron, granisetron, palonosetron) form the basis of treatment for CINV. Dexamethasone and aprepitant are other effective anti-sickness medications for CINV. Other classes of anti-sickness medications are commonly used in combination with the above drugs.
Medicinal cannabis can be considered when first line therapies have not achieved adequate symptom control.
If you are a patient or carer seeking an appointment to discuss treatment with medical cannabis, you can complete this form and we can assist you with this.
Eligible patients can provide us with their healthcare records or we can obtain these through your GP. This is to confirm that a patient’s condition has been fully assessed and all other treatment options have been attempted. We will ensure that the primary care provider receives all treatment communication to maintain the highest level of clinical governance.
We also accept referrals from healthcare professionals.
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