Abdominal pain may be caused by a wide range of problems. "Attacks" of pain in the right upper abdomen lasting for several hours may be due to gallstones...


Drug for nausea now more freely available

Ondasentron (previously known as Zofran) is now available without part charge and does not need a special authority. This is a powerful drug for nausea that has been used extensively for control of nausea as a result of chemotherapy but may have much wider applications. Other drugs such as metoclopramide (Maxalon), Stemetil and Motilium need to be tried first but it is useful to now have another alternative.

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