Nausea and Vomiting in the Pharmacy

  • Fae Farrer Amayeza Information Centre
Keywords: nausea, vomiting


Nausea and vomiting are not diseases but are common symptoms that may be caused by a variety of physical and psychological conditions.1 Vomiting may be voluntary or involuntary, but is commonly an involuntary, uncontrollable reflex that expels the contents of the stomach through the mouth. Nausea is a term used to describe the uneasiness in the stomach that precedes vomiting, although the patient may experience nausea and not actually vomit.1 2,3 Dry heaves or retching is the movement of the stomach trying to vomit when there are no contents remaining, but the impulse to vomit is still present.4,5

Author Biography

Fae Farrer, Amayeza Information Centre
Gastrointestinal Tract