IVs for Nausea

Nausea isn’t fun. Defined as the urge to vomit, nausea can be caused by a wide range of factors, from morning sickness to foodborne illness. Whatever the cause, nausea can create significant discomfort and make it difficult to eat. When accompanied by vomiting, it can also lead to dehydration.

When you're suffering from nausea, you may not have the energy to drive yourself to the doctor's office or hospital emergency room, especially if you think a ride in the car might make your symptoms worse. That's why Rocky Mountain IV Medics offers mobile IV services for people in the Denver, CO, area. We bring drip bags with IV medicine for nausea right to your door.

Our trained and compassionate paramedics will arrive at your location within an hour to administer an IV for nausea designed to calm your stomach and replace any fluids you may have lost. With IV fluids for vomiting and nausea, you can get the care you need in the comfort of your own home and start to feel better faster.

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Myers' Cocktail With Anti-Nausea Medication

If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting, we highly recommend the Myers' Cocktail IV with an add-in of anti-nausea medication. This can help alleviate your symptom of nausea.
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What Causes Nausea?

Like other symptoms, nausea has many different causes. Some are environmental, while others relate to an illness or medical condition. Some of the most common causes of nausea include:

  • Infection and illness: Many bacterial infections and viral illnesses can cause nausea and vomitingincluding stomach bugs, food poisoning, and ear infections.
  • Morning sickness: This type of nausea and vomiting occurs during pregnancy, usually during the first trimester. Morning sickness can be triggered by certain odors, foods, heat, or even nothing at all.
  • Medication side-effects: Chemotherapy causes nausea in many cancer patients, and other medications can upset the stomach and lead to nausea as well. Reading the medication information and talking to your doctor can help you determine whether your nausea could be related to a new medication.
  • Motion sickness: A bumpy car, boat, or train ride can cause nausea when the movement sends messages to the brain that don't match up with what you perceive. IV therapy also can also help with altitude sickness.

In some cases, more serious medical conditions, including heart attacks, can cause nausea. You should seek emergency medical assistance if nausea is accompanied by any other concerning symptoms, such as chest pain, confusion, blurred vision, or severe abdominal pain.

Nausea Medications

Anti-nausea medications offer effective relief when you feel sick to your stomach. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Benadryl: You’re probably familiar with the over-the-counter version of this medication. Benadryl is the brand name of diphenhydramine, and it can ease or even prevent motion sickness.
  • Reglan: Reglan (also known as metoclopramide) treats nausea and vomiting that people may experience when their stomach can’t empty food fast enough. It also helps minimize that “too full” feeling when food sits in the stomach.
  • Vitamin B6: B6 isn’t a nausea medication, but it can be used to calm the stomach. It’s been found to be particularly useful for pregnant women dealing with morning sickness.
  • Zofran: This medication is also known as ondansetron. It’s often prescribed to help patients deal with nausea as a result of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. 

Medications are often delivered in pill or liquid form. But IV medicine for nausea has even more potency. How does an IV help with nausea? The IV fluids are infused into the bloodstream, which ensures fast, maximum absorption so you can get the best results. 

IV nausea medications can address a variety of problems, including the medical conditions mentioned above, along with dehydration, food poisoning, hangovers, and more. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking anti-nausea medication, especially if you are on other medications or have a chronic health condition. 

Fighting Nausea With an IV Drip

Even when it's related to a relatively harmless cause like motion sickness, nausea can induce vomiting and prevent you from eating, leading to dehydration and fatigue. Your nausea could even stem JUST from dehydration. It's incredible how quickly our bodies can shut down when they lack the proper hydration and vitamin levels. In these cases, you need to replace lost fluids and nutrients as quickly as possible. IV nausea meds can help rehydrate your body and soothe your stomach, allowing you to rest.

IV Fluids for Dehydration Nausea

At Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we provide IV therapy for patients suffering from nausea due to a variety of factors, including dehydration. When we arrive at your location, we'll evaluate your symptoms, check your vital signs, and recommend an IV treatment for nausea tailored to your needs. 

In most cases, we recommend our Myers’ Cocktail infusion with an added anti-nausea medication. This IV drip contains normal saline and a proven combination of powerful ingredientsvitamin B Complex, vitamin B12vitamin Czinc, magnesium, glutathione, and Zofran.

Schedule an IV for Nausea With Rocky Mountain IV Medics

Whatever the cause, nausea shouldn't disrupt your life. Rocky Mountain IV Medics can provide an IV with medicine for nausea that hydrates and relieves your symptoms so that you can feel better faster. We offer IV treatment throughout the greater Denver area and many other locations in Colorado. Learn more about our team and what we offer. Ready to schedule? Book an appointment online or call/text (720) 987-2155 now.

FAQs for Nausea

1What is nausea a symptom of?
Unfortunately, nausea is a common symptom of many health issues, such as infection, viral or bacterial illness (like flu or food poisoning, respectively), morning sickness, chronic medical conditions, medication, chemotherapy treatment for cancer, motion sickness, migraines, ulcers, stress, and dehydration.
2What relieves that nausea feeling?
It depends on the cause of your nausea. For instance, pregnant women sometimes turn to ginger for natural nausea relief. If you’ve got an infection, your immune system needs to fight it off so the nausea goes away. And if you’re feeling sick to your stomach because you’re dehydrated, you need fluid replenishment. A drip bag with IV medicine for nausea can rapidly rehydrate to ease your symptoms in various situations.
3What is the nausea medicine they give you in the hospital?
There are many different types of medicines for nausea. The one you receive in a hospital depends on what may be causing your queasiness, your doctor’s preferred treatment protocol, and other variables. Some of the general classifications for anti-nausea medication include: Serotonin antagonists NK-1 receptor antagonists Steroids Dopamine antagonists Cannabinoids Benzodiazepines Some anti-nausea medications can be used on their own or in combination with other types of these drugs.
4Can IV fluids help with nausea?
Yes, IVs are excellent at preventing nausea or alleviating symptoms. However, in some cases, you may need immediate medical attention instead of taking IV fluids for vomiting. See your doctor or visit an emergency room if you experience: Blood or a dark substance that looks like coffee grounds in your vomit. Nonstop vomiting for four hours straight or bouts of vomiting that don’t stop after 48 hours. An inability to keep any fluids in your body without vomiting. Intense headaches. Uncontrollable diarrhea.
5How quickly does IV Zofran work?
The time may vary, depending on your individual health condition, the severity of your nausea, and other factors. However, IV infusions typically get to work quickly, and many people report feeling a noticeable improvement in their symptoms as early as 30 minutes after their treatment. If you’re battling nausea, don’t wait in line to see a doctor or wonder when your oral medication will kick in. We offer fast and effective mobile IV service every day, including nights and weekends, because we understand nausea can hit at any time.
6What is the strongest anti-nausea medication?
It’s thought that ondansetron (or Zofran) is one of the most potent anti-nausea medications available. This is a type of serotonin antagonist (elevated serotonin levels in the body can cause nausea or vomiting). In fact, Zofran and similar medications are frequently given to patients to help curb chemotherapy side effects.
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