4.1 Therapeutic indications
Valoid is indicated in adults for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting including:-
• Motion sickness when the oral route cannot be used.
• Nausea and vomiting caused by narcotic analgesics and by general anaesthetics in the post-operative period.
• Vomiting associated with radiotherapy especially for breast cancer since cyclizine does not elevate prolactin levels.
• Valoid injection, by the intravenous route, is also indicated pre-operatively in patients undergoing emergency surgery in order to reduce the hazard of regurgitation and aspiration of gastric contents during induction of general anaesthesia.
Valoid may be of value in relieving vomiting and attacks of vertigo associated with Menière's disease and other forms of vestibular disturbance when the oral route cannot be used.
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