Options in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced emesis.

  title={Options in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced emesis.},
  author={Kelly B Pendergrass},
  journal={Cancer practice},
  volume={6 5},
PURPOSE The incidence and duration of chemotherapy-induced emesis, pathophysiology of the emetic response, and antiemetic treatment of options are reviewed. OVERVIEW Nausea and vomiting are among the most common and debilitating side effects of cancer chemotherapy. If not controlled, these side effects may interfere with the delivery of potentially life-saving treatment. Acute, delayed, and anticipatory nausea and vomiting may be prevented by appropriate antiemetic therapy. Drug selection is… CONTINUE READING