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Nausea & Spasm Meds
- Zofran-for nausea (generic-ondansetron): This is a nausea medication that does not cause drowsiness. It is to be dissolved under the tongue every 6 hours as needed. One or two tablets can be used.
- Phenergan-for nausea (generic-promethazine): This is also a nausea medication, which can cause drowsiness. It should be swallowed directly, every 4-6 hours as needed, with a sip of water. One or two tablets can be used.
- Levsin (generic-hyoscyamine): This medication is to alleviate spasm or cramping. It is to be dissolved under the tongue every 4-6 hours as needed for spasm. One or two tablets can be used.
- Emend (generic-aprepitant): This is an optional medication that you may have not received. If you did get it and still have a 1 left, take it the morning of post-op day 1.
Phenergan and zofran can be used together. Although the prescriptions are written to be used as needed for nausea, for the first 24-48 hours it’s a good idea to use them regularly. Even with the use of medications, nausea and even occasional vomiting is very common for the first couple of days. This typically resolves within 72 hours.