Drugs which causes nausea and vomiting

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  • Apomorphine (and Bromocriptide)
    • A D2 agonist used in the treatment of parkinsons
    • It acts on the D2 receptor in the CTZ to cause vomiting
  • Morphine
    • In excess amounts, also acts on D2 receptors
  • Syrup of Ibericat
    • Irritates the gut, causing activation of 5HT3 receptors
  • Cisplatin
    • Anti cancer drug which causes release of serotonin in the gut, which then acts on 5HT3 receptors

Category: Medical Subject Notes , Pharmacology Notes



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