A 45-year-old with severe asthma undergoes a laparotomy for a bowel obstruction. Postoperatively he has minimal nausea or vomiting. Which of the following could be the reason for the antiemetic effect?
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Prednisone, which is a steroid, is not the typical antiemetic drug but there is some evidence that high doses of intravenous steroids may have an antiemetic effect.
Steroids are often given to patients with cancer to reduce nausea, but with the availability of better and safer drugs, steroid use has declined.
Best drugs for nausea include 5-HT3 receptor antagonists like ondansetron, dopamine antagonists like domperidone and NK1 receptor antagonist like casopitant.
Cannabinoids are also known to have an antiemetic effect.
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