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Ativan vs. Zofran for Vomiting

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Ativan

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Other Names: Lorazepam

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Lorazepam (initially marketed under the brand names Ativan and Temesta) is a high-potency short-to-intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine drug that has all five intrinsic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolytic, anterograde amnesia, sedative... Read more on Wikipedia
Ondansetron (International Nonproprietary Name) ( developed and first marketed by GlaxoSmithKline as Zofran) is a serotonin 5-HT3 antagonist used mainly as an antiemetic (to treat nausea and vomiting), often following chemotherapy. Its effects are... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Feeling helpless
November 6, 2014
Feeling helpless wrote
Please help! I have been so sick.
Know how you feel. I'm in so much pain and always throwing up. Wish it would just go away. Feel worthless all the time. But it won't always be that way. Rev. 21:4,5. Talk to one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I'm still ill, and need medication. But believe me Jehovah's Witnesses have helped me the most. Know what most people think. But if you want to see what will really make a difference, talk to one. Instead of giving you their option they show you the Hope from the bible. Any bible not just their
Ann  |  November 18, 2014
Rest of info. Effexor helps me feel better emotionally. To just flat keep from crying lamictal worked. I know what it's like to be in so much pain and nausea with no end in sight. As far as meds go hope that helps you. Also go to JW.Org. Hope helps Me just get through the day.
Beverly  |  November 18, 2014
Hope this helps you. I was on zofran but it just didn't stop me from throwing up. I couldn't even sleep between the nausea and pain. Then the doctor put me on 25 mg of promethazine. It knocks me out when I take it but at least I get some sleep and a rest from the pain and nausea. Also as far as feeling better emotionally, because of hurting so bad and not being able to do what I need to. I've tried varies things. But believe it or not an older medication is actually the one that seems to help m
Beverly  |  November 18, 2014
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IBS ativan
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February 24, 2014
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SuPrep tips
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August 29, 2013
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
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Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
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Don't use these drugs ..
soufiane  |  November 23, 2014
Nice job, thanks
September 3, 2014
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
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What patients are saying about Ativan + Zofran + Vomiting

598 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
me the zofran never got rid of the nausea. I took ativan,...
...rid of the nausea. I took ativan, predinsone, benedryl for that. The zofran did though,...
chemo and Zofran was the first. It didn't work very well so...
...nausea! I used to have that where it lasted all day! Hmmm my DH had a few meds that were prescribed to him while he had chemo and Zofran was the first. It didn't work very well so he ended up with...
clarify...I am taking Zofran (for the vomitting, Benedryl...
...another thing...I also take Ativan for nausea and it works great. I think better ...to clarify...I am taking Zofran (for the vomitt...
for him. I found that the zofran only worked well if it...
...has Stage 4 neuroblastma. I have found that Ativan has worked well for him. I found that the zofran only...
the zofran only barely worked for me the first time. Then...
Cris~ the zofran only barely worked for me the first time. Then they switched me to ativan it worked for one treatment.. then...
hasn't worked so well for me either. I agree with arunner,...
Zofran hasn't worked so well for me either. I agree with arunner, Ativan worked better for me, as did Compazine and Reglan. And, as...
already tried zofran and am allergic to compazine. They...
...the onc yesterday.  I had already tried zofran and am allergic to compazine.  They prescriebed Atavan.  What, do they think I'm nuts?  But they were right, it...
Zofran (32mg a day) for the vomitting. Benedryl (25-50mg...
...a day) for the vomitting. Benedryl (25-50mg every 4-6 hours) and Pepcid AC (2-4x a day) for the nausea. I also took Ativan in the beginning of my pregnancy which was really great...
Zofran made me nauseous and compezine didn't work. I...
jcoutee- Zofran made me nauseous and compezine didn't work. I lost 10 lbs. the first two weeks of AC.   Only Ativan worked on my nausea but the downside was that it made me...
meds? Zofran seems to work ( but now I'm hearing that...
...bad nausea meds? Zofran seems to work ( but now I'm hearing that ...the headache issue) I also have had good results from ativan, which I melt under ...to deal w/ vomiting!...
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