Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
A Solution Beyond Traditional Antiemetic Treatment
Despite first-line treatments, 30-50% of adult patients taking moderately or highly emetogenic chemotherapy continue to experience breakthrough or refractory CINV (3)
SYNDROS is approved for adult cancer patients who experience nausea and vomiting while undergoing chemotherapy treatment and have failed to adequately respond to conventional antiemetic treatments.
Adult patients on antiemetic treatments sometimes still experience nausea and vomiting while receiving chemotherapy. This ailment, often referred to as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is prevalent despite treatment with conventional antiemetics.(3)
SYNDROS may be able to help.
3 – Navari RM. Treatment of breakthrough and refractory chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. BioMed Res Int. 2015;2015:595894.
How to Talk to Your Doctor
When Is It Time to Speak With Your Oncologist About CINV?
Traditionally, an antiemetic treatment is prescribed to adult cancer patients who experience nausea or vomiting for the side effects of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, many adult cancer patients on antiemetic medications still experience nausea and vomiting while receiving chemotherapy. If you are experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), it’s time to speak with your oncologist.
Adult patients may prefer the option of a liquid medication like SYNDROS.
Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About CINV Treatment
If you take anti-nausea medicine while undergoing chemotherapy, and it’s not working, let your healthcare provider know the following:
- If your CINV persists despite your current antiemetic treatment
- What other medications, if any, you have taken to combat your nausea and vomiting
- How effective your current medication has been in moderating your CINV
- If your CINV occurs after any specific activity
- How often you experience CINV after undergoing chemotherapy treatment
- How long the symptoms last after they begin
- How much CINV impacts your daily life
- How much your CINV prevents you from completing daily tasks
- If you would prefer a liquid medication
The more information you can give to your healthcare provider, the better they will be able to understand your CINV and find you the best treatment options for your nausea and vomiting.