Antiemetic and Antivertigo Drugs

Robert W. Baloh, Vicente Honrubia and Kevin A. Kerber

in Baloh and Honrubia's Clinical Neurophysiology of the Vestibular System, Fourth Edition

Fourth edition

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780195387834
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322787 | DOI:

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Antiemetic and Antivertigo Drugs

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Two general classes of drugs are used to treat vertigo, nausea, and vomiting: vestibular suppressants and antiemetics.1 Vestibular suppressants treat a variety of symptoms associated with vestibular illness, usually reducing the sensation of vertigo and associated nausea and vomiting. Antiemetics are more selective in action; they are used primarily to reduce nausea and vomiting associated with many illnesses and can also be used in combination with vestibular suppressants for treating vertigo.

Chapter.  5950 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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