Emesis; Vomiting; Stomach upset; Upset stomach
It is important to stay hydrated. Try frequent, small amounts of clear liquids, such as electrolyte solutions. Other clear liquids -- such as water, ginger ale, or fruit juices -- also work unless the vomiting is severe or it is a baby who is vomiting.
For breast-fed babies, breast milk is usually best. Formula-fed babies usually need clear liquids.
Don't drink too much at one time. Stretching the stomach can make nausea and vomiting worse. Avoid solid foods until there has been no vomiting for six hours, and then work slowly back to a normal diet.
An over-the-counter bismuth stomach remedy like Pepto-Bismol is effective for upset stomach, nausea, indigestion, and diarrhea. Because it contains aspirin-like salicylates, it should NOT be used in children or teenagers who might have (or recently had) chickenpox or the flu.
Most vomiting comes from mild viral or food-related illnes...
If you’ve taken, are taking, or have been advised to take a bisphosphonate drug (Boniva®, Fosomax®, Actonel®) for osteoporosis, you’re probably aware that these drugs come with a host of side effects and challenges around how they’re administered. While not everyone who takes these drugs has problems, the issues are common enough that it’s estimated 50% of women who take them fail to finish the full course, or don’t take them as recommended.
Fellow blogger Pam Flores has highlighted research into a new delivery system for these drugs, one that would allay the heartburn, nausea, and gastritis often associated with taking them. But that’s a ways down the road; promising, but not here yet. In the meantime, there’s the intravenous delivery option available with two bisphosphonates: Boniva IV, and Reclast.
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