Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics 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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Antibiotics

Antibiotics with prokinetic activity in the stomach may be used.

Erythromycin (E.E.S., Ery-Tab, Erythrocin)

Erythromycin is a gastric prokinetic that stimulates coordinated gastric emptying. A 75% response rate has been demonstrated in patients with CVS.

Sumatriptan (Imitrex, Sumavel DosePro)

The 5-HT1B/1D agonist sumatriptan may effectively terminate an episode of CVS by constricting the cerebral vasculature. High doses are more effective in patients with CVS.


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