Search our site 
Advanced Search
Home | Exam dates | Contact us | About us | Testimonials |

You are in Home >> Resources >> Clinical anaesthesia >> Nausea and vomiting


Created: 16/12/2005



The structure of Lorazepam

Lorazepam is a potent benzodiazepine with profound sedative and amnesic properties. It is also used as an antiemetic during chemotherapy. It is postulated that Lorazepam modifies central pathways involved in nausea and vomiting. The amnesic activity also prevents anticipatory vomiting associated with chemotherapy.


[i] Clinical efficacy of lorazepam in prophylaxis of anticipatory, acute, and delayed nausea and vomiting induced by high doses of cisplatin. A prospective randomized trial.
Malik IA et al.
Am J Clin Oncol 1995; 18(2): 170-5.

[ii] The antiemetic effect of lorazepam after outpatient strabismus surgery in children.
Khalil SN et al.
Anesthesiology 1992; 77(5): 915-9.

SiteSection: Article
  Posting rules

     To view or add comments you must be a registered user and login  

Login Status  

You are not currently logged in.
UK/Ireland Registration
Overseas Registration

  Forgot your password?

All rights reserved © 2021. Designed by AnaesthesiaUK.

{Site map} {Site disclaimer} {Privacy Policy} {Terms and conditions}

 Like us on Facebook