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Antiemetics and postoperative nausea and vomiting

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Patients do not usually vomit after operations, and no antiemetic drug can be used without some risk. Medical Letter consultants therefore believe that antiemetics should be used not as a routine, but only when nausea and vomiting are disturbing the comfort or treatment of the patient, especially when the results of surgery are threatened (for example, in the eye).

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