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Mark Atwood
Useful Information, how to stop vomiting
there's a common over the counter drug that will help [stop nausea], but that drug manufacturers can't tell you what it is because the government won't let them. … it's doxylamine, the ingredient in Unisom link

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rhonan From: rhonan Date: January 1st, 2007 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)
And there is always the herbal approach. Ginger has been found to be as effective as most non-drowsey OTCs, and tastier too.
mauser From: mauser Date: January 2nd, 2007 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I always liked Mary Ann better....¢
rhonan From: rhonan Date: January 2nd, 2007 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Different ginger. While I have a long and enduring love of the ginger root; you are totally right. When I was a youngin', I had me a power-full crush on Mary Ann. Now as an adult, I know why I'd rather be seen at the clubs with Ginger, but would much rather try to have a meaningful relationship with Mary Ann.
docorion From: docorion Date: January 1st, 2007 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Any antihistamine is at least somewhat useful for nausea; one of the better ones is actually meclizine, the active ingredient in Bonine, among other things.

Problem is, they haven't been *tested* for that indication; we just discovered empirically that they work. And the FDA, compulsive people that they are, insist on following the law, which says a drug must be 'proven safe and effective' for the thing it's being used to treat. Since the drugs are safe, but not 'proven effective', the drug companies can't advertise that they can be used for nausea. The drug companies won't fund the studies which would prove that it's effective, because the cost/benefit studies say they'll lose money (doing the studies right is expensive).

See? No conspiracy, just the good ol' market at work.
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: January 2nd, 2007 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy New Years hun!
From: samildanach Date: January 2nd, 2007 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
The link touches on this, but it's worth mentioning again given the time of year: the vomiting response is typically a natural and necessary reaction by the body to its environment. For example, antiemetics like this should never be used to alleviate vomiting as a product of over-drinking. (This should be a "well, duh" point, but amazingly, it often isn't.)
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