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   Vomiting
 
Definition:
Vomiting
 
Medical terms related to Vomiting :
Emesis, Vomiting, Stomach upset, Upset stomach
 
Common causes of Vomiting: 
o Viral infections ( e.g. Viral gastroenteritis)
o Bacteria infections (e.g. Giardiosis)
o Seasickness or motion sickness
o Migraine headaches
o Food poisoning
o Food allergies
o Peptic ulcer
o Heartburn/GERD
o Alcoholism
o Lactose intolerance
o Appendicitis
o Gallstones
o Hepatitis A
o Gastritis
o Medications that can cause vomiting:
Antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, ampicillin, and metronidazole (Flagyl)
Anticonvulsant drugs, such as phenytoin (Dilantin)
Antidepressant drugs, such as fluoxetine (Prozac), and sertraline (Zoloft)
Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen
Asthma medicines, such as theophylline
Chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin or cyclophosphamide
Heart drugs, such as verapamil, diltiazem , digoxin, and Inderal
Narcotics, such as morphine, codeine, or meperidine (Demerol)
Vitamins and mineral supplements, such as iron
 

Other Causes of Vomiting:
o Pancreatitis
o Kidney failure, acute
o Intestinal obstruction
o Gastroparesis (e.g. Diabetes neuropathy)
o Brain tumors
o Radiotherapy
o Chemotherapy in cancer patients
o Bulimia

 

Call your doctor if Vomiting is accompanied by: 
o Inability to drink for 24 hours
o Vomiting for more than 3 days
o Weakness, dizziness, thirst, a dry mouth, and little or no urination
o Blood or bile in the vomit

 
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include: 
o Blood tests (such as CBC with differential and basic electrolytes)
o Urinalysis
o X-rays of the abdomen

 
Medications for Vomiting may include: 
o Metoclopramid
o Dramamine
o Scopolamine
   
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