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Starting a new treatment regimen, especially when adjusting doses, can sometimes trigger vomiting as your body adapts to food staying in your stomach for longer. While this side effect may be common, it's important to address it promptly and seek guidance from medical professionals to ensure your well-being and treatment effectiveness.

In the meantime, here are some immediate steps you can take to manage vomiting and prevent dehydration:

Stay hydrated: Drink small amounts of fluids frequently to prevent dehydration. Consider sipping on ginger ale, clear juice, soda water, or oral rehydration solutions available at your local pharmacy. Alternatively, sucking on ice blocks can provide relief.

Gradually introduce food: Once vomiting subsides and you feel ready, gradually reintroduce food into your diet. Start with bland, low-fat options like crackers or toast. Foods with high water content, such as soups and gelatin, can also be gentle on the stomach. Progress to a normal diet as tolerated.

Your health and well-being are paramount, and prompt attention to vomiting symptoms ensures proper management and care. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our Medical Support team of experienced nurses and pharmacists. They can offer tailored advice on dosage adjustments and administration schedules to manage this side effect effectively. Simply send a message to them here.

In cases of severe symptoms or specific warning signs, it's essential to seek immediate medical attention. Visit the emergency department or call emergency services at triple zero (000) if you experience any of the following:

  • Vomiting blood or material resembling coffee grounds
  • Green vomit or the presence of fecal material
  • Severe or persistent abdominal pain
  • Stiff neck accompanied by a high fever
  • Severe headache or signs of neurological issues
  • Bloody diarrhea or rectal bleeding
  • Chest pain

Additionally, seek urgent medical help if vomiting is accompanied by:

  • High fever
  • Signs of dehydration
  • Inability to consume liquids or difficulty retaining water
  • Persistent vomiting lasting more than 48 hours