Serotonin Antagonists (5-HT3 Receptor Antagonists)
Why It Is Used
Serotonin antagonists prevent and relieve nausea and vomiting caused by Reference chemotherapy Opens New Window. They also are used before surgery to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by Reference anesthesia Opens New Window. Serotonin antagonists also decrease episodes of bulimia in people with Reference bulimia nervosa Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology