Stomach upset with cancer medicine (1661)

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ALERT: Call 9-1-1 if your child collapsed, is not breathing, or has a seizure.  

What should I know about throwing up a dose of cancer medicine? 

For some cancer treatments, patients may feel sick. They may feel like they are going to throw up or are sick to their stomach. This is called nausea.  There are medicines that may help keep your child from throwing up. 
There may be a common event that causes nausea and throwing up.  Some things may be:

If you can figure when they have nausea and throwing up happens, you can give your child a medicine to prevent it. 

What should I do if my child throws up after taking their cancer medicine?


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any concerns or if your child has special health care needs not covered by this information.