How is cyclic vomiting syndrome treated?

Updated: Oct 31, 2018
  • Author: Thangam Venkatesan, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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In the absence of known pathophysiology, treatment of cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) remains empiric. [16, 50] The following management strategies are used for CVS [30, 51] :

  • Avoidance of triggers

  • Prophylactic and abortive therapy

  • Supportive care during acute episodes

  • Family support

Consultation with a sympathetic gastroenterologist without drug therapy may decrease the frequency of vomiting episodes by as much as 70%. [48]


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