Category Archives: Antiemetics

Serotonin (5-HT): receptors, agonists and antagonists

Serotonin (5-HT): receptors, agonists and antagonists

Serotonin receptors characteristics, classification and drugs that influence serotonergic transmission. Pharmacology review.Continue Reading

Drugs for CINV prophylaxis and treatment

This article overviews the pharmacology of drugs used for the prevention and treatment of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). A brief introduction on the pathophysiology is presented, to be followed by a discusssion on the different drug classes.Continue Reading

Clinical guidelines on CINV management

These are the latest guidelines on antiemetic managagement of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting published on The Oncologist. Below that, an article from Supportive Oncology discusses the most relevant changes made in the 2006 update.Continue Reading

How to survive your first night on call: PowerPoint presentation

This PowerPoint presentation has great suggestions and tips on how to handle a night on call. It is specially useful for junior physicians and covers real-life clinical situations you may encounter.Continue Reading

FDA video warning on metoclopramide and tardive dyskinesia

Video: patient safety warning on chronic use of metoclopramide and the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia.Continue Reading

Lectures on antiemetics pharmacology: MOA, indications, side effects and new drugs reviewed

PowerPoint slideshows on pharmacology of antiemetics .MOA, dosing, indications and side effects of: serotonin and dopamine antagonists, anticholinergics, new antiemetics.Continue Reading

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