My surgeon wrote me a script for Zofran, and my PCP wrote me a script for the Compazine suppositories. He did not have any problem at all prescribing it.
To me it makes perfect sense to use a suppository when you're dealing with nausea and a stomach bug. That's the only time I used/use it. Once my stomach is sick enough to vomit, if I add a pill, it won't stay down. Then I don't have any idea how much of the dosage was actually absorbed.
I took the Compazine every six hours and it worked like a charm. I got through all three stomach viruses with only vomiting that first time when I was caught by surprise.
There are many surgeons who seem to be hesitant to prescribe anti-nausea meds. I don't get it. Perhaps they want to get paid to revise the ruined wrap when their recovering patient vomits repeatedly. It doesn't make a bit of sense to send a patient off without nausea protection just in case.
Be sure to carry anti nausea meds with you from now on. I don't go anywhere without them. Also, whenever I travel I make sure I bring enough for a week, just in case.
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