What medicines are available for treating nausea in children?

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Howard I. Baron, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medicines used to treat nausea in children are the same as those for adults, says Howard Baron, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Sunrise Hospital, but in smaller doses. In this video, he describes which medications are used.
Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Many of the anti-nausea agents used in adults are also useful for children. Metoclopramide (Reglan), prochlorperazine (Compazine), and ondansetron (Zofran) are the most commonly used medications for nausea. They are generally very well tolerated. Since nausea is often a prominent component of migraine episodes in children, finding an effective anti-nausea agent is usually very important to the success of the headache treatment program. Again, orally dissolving ondansetron may be an especially attractive option because water is not required to take this medication.
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