Postoperative nausea and vomiting
Additionally, how common is Ponv? The average incidence of PONV after general anesthesia is about 30% in all post-surgical patients but up to 80% in high-risk patients despite advances in anesthetics and anesthesia techniques [1,2,3].
People also ask, how do you treat PONV?
Patients at moderate to high risk for PONV benefit from the administration of a prophylactic antiemetic agent that blocks one or more of these receptors. Effective agents include transdermal scopolamine, prochlorperazine, promethazine, droperidol, ondansetron, dolasetron, granisetron, and dexamethasone.
How long can post op nausea last?
Usually the sensation of sickness lasts an hour or two, or stops following treatment. Uncommonly, it can be prolonged and last for more than a day.