Nausea and Vomiting
Causes: Nausea is that awful, queasy feeling you get in your stomach that makes you feel like you're going to vomit. There are many causes of nausea-related vomiting experienced by adults and children.
- Motion sickness or seasickness
- Early stages of pregnancy
- Intense pain
- Food poisoning
- A reaction to certain smells or odours
- Emotional stress or distress
Prevention: Avoiding nausea triggers can help to prevent nausea’s onset.
This includes avoiding:
- flickering lights, which can trigger migraine attacks
- heat and humidity
- sea voyages
- strong odors, such as perfume and cooking smells
Various lifestyle modifications which includes changes to your eating habits, such as eating small, frequent meals, can help to reduce nausea symptoms. Avoiding intense physical activity and remaining upright after meals can also minimize nausea. Avoiding spicy, high-fat, or greasy foods can also help.
Taking anti-nausea medication before traveling can also prevent motion sickness.
Ways to treat nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting can occur during regular activities such as riding in a car and while eating. Fortunately, Amcal pharmacy products include highly effective over-the-counter anti-nausea tablets and medications with active ingredients that treat a range of nausea-related conditions and situations. Well-known products available at your Amcal chemist include:
- Travacalm HO - Ideal for shorter trips when drowsiness is desirable
- Sea-Band for Travel Sick Child - Enjoy journeys with your children
- Amcal Oral Rehydration Powder - Treat and prevent dehydration fast
- Gastrolyte Orange Ready to Drink - Rehydrate the body with electrolytes
Antiemetic drugs: Antiemetics are drugs used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. For people experiencing episodes of nausea and vomiting, finding immediate relief is a top priority. OTC products for the treatment of nausea and vomiting include antihistamines and antacids.
Products such as Sea-Band, which use the principles of acupressure, are also available for the treatment of nausea and vomiting. Acupressure wristbands are indicated for relief of nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, and overeating. There are also a host of complementary/alternative products, such as ginger, peppermint, chamomile, that are also often used for the treatment of nausea and vomiting.
If you or a loved one suffers from nausea or vomiting that is impacting health and wellbeing, speak to your Amcal pharmacist about effective medicines and treatment strategies for your specific situation.
Anti-nausea medication for pregnancy
Many pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting. Although it’s called morning sickness, nausea while pregnant can occur at any time of the day or night. Nausea occurs in around 50%-90% of all pregnancies, while vomiting occurs in approximately 25%-55% of pregnancies. It’s usually worse during the first 3 months.
Morning sickness symptoms can include:
- A nauseous feeling that is comparable to seasickness or car sickness.
- Queasiness, often in the morning but possible any time of day or night.
- A strong aversion to smells and foods that make you feel sick.
- Nausea that occurs soon after eating.
- Nausea that leads to vomiting.
Amcal customers recommend Elevit Morning Sickness Relief Tablets formulated with natural ginger and vitamin B6 for up to 12 hours of sustained relief from nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Gastritis can sometimes cause pain, nausea, and vomiting. If you regularly suffer from an upset stomach, heartburn, constipation, gastritis, or other stomach issues that cause nausea, speak to your healthcare professional or Amcal pharmacist for medical advice.
Prevention and treatment of motion sickness
Motion sickness occurs in some people when exposed to certain types of motion. Explore Amcal anti-nausea tablets and other products for combatting motion sickness.
In addition, when traveling, look at a fixed point on the horizon and avoid visual tasks. If suitable, take over the driving or steer the vehicle yourself. You can also try reclining or resting with your eyes closed while traveling.
Vomiting is often associated with nausea which can lead to dehydration. Adults can usually detect the symptoms of dehydration such as increased thirst and dry mouth, but infants, babies, and young children may be unable to communicate symptoms of dehydration. Adults need to be aware of these visible signs of dehydration.
Urine colour is a reliable indicator of a person’s hydration level. Clear urine means you are well hydrated, while darker urine indicates dehydration. It's important to drink more water when you are ill and during hot weather.
Dehydration symptoms can include:
- Dry mouth
- Dehydration Treatment
Dehydration must be treated by replenishing fluid levels in the body. Oral rehydration therapy with electrolytes is the best help prevent dehydration and increase recovery. Underlying conditions causing dehydration should also be treated with the appropriate OTC or prescription medicines. Speak to your healthcare professional for advice.
Best fluids to drink to help ease nausea
Nausea is uncomfortable, unwanted, and potentially debilitating. For fast-acting hydration, try these great products available at your local Amcal pharmacy.
- Hydralyte Strawberry Kiwi Flavoured Electrolyte Solution
- Hydralyte Ice Block Strawberry Kiwi
When to seek medical attention
If nausea is prolonged or is occurring often, you should make an appointment with your doctor.
Speak to a medical professional if:
- You are a woman with nausea lasting for more than a few days (you may be pregnant)
- Home treatment isn't working, dehydration is present, or a known injury or illness is causing the vomiting.
- Vomiting occurs for several days, diarrhea lasts more than 24 hours, or there are signs of dehydration.
- A child suffers vomiting for more than a few hours, diarrhea is present, there are signs of dehydration, a high fever is present, or if the child hasn't urinated for 4-6 hours.
Purchasing online at Amcal
At Amcal, we understand that making a trip to the pharmacy while unwell can be difficult. That's why we offer a complete range of over-the-counter medicines for purchase online. Simply add products to your virtual shopping cart and proceed to checkout for convenient payment options, with free delivery to your door on orders over $89.
Frequently Asked Questions About Anti-Nausea Tablets
What relieves nausea fast?
Fast-acting Amcal products are the answer. We partner with leading Australian and international pharmaceutical manufacturers to deliver the most effective products on the market for the treatment of all nausea-related ailments.
What is the best anti-nausea medication?
This will depend on the cause of nausea and related symptoms such as vomiting. For the right advice every time, and anti-nausea medicines that really work without unwanted side effects, speak to your Amcal pharmacist.
What tablets can you take to stop nausea?
Motion sickness tablets are the go-to solution for nausea caused by traveling and motion. The extensive Amcal product choices also include anti-nausea medications for alleviating morning sickness, dehydration, and a range of serious medical issues.
What is the best over-the-counter nausea medicine?
Amcal stocks only the best over-the-counter nausea medicines from major brand names that include Travacalm, Hydralyte, Gastrolyte, Sea-Band, Quells and Amcal. Explore Amcal online for reliable and fast-acting nausea medicine.