Which medications in the drug class Anxiolytics, Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome?

Updated: Oct 31, 2018
  • Author: Thangam Venkatesan, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Anxiolytics, Benzodiazepines

Some agents in this class may be used for the treatment of nausea.

Lorazepam (Ativan)

Because of both their sedative properties and their antinausea effects, sedatives may be helpful. Lorazepam induces sedation and anxiolysis through central inhibition of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Its effects appear to be synergistic with the antinausea and antiemetic effects of 5-HT3 antagonists. Concomitant sedation and induction of sleep provide sustained relief from intractable nausea.

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