At Heron, we’re focused on improving the standard of care—developing solutions that help patients and healthcare providers manage and reduce the side effects that sometimes go along with cancer treatments.
Our products help prevent the nausea and vomiting that happen right away or when it is delayed as with certain chemotherapy treatments. Our goal is to deliver medicines that matter so that people with cancer and their families can spend more time doing the things they enjoy with the people who matter.
Nausea and Vomiting Are Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy
After receiving chemotherapy, many patients may experience nausea and vomiting.1 This is called chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, or CINV. Some patients may experience these side effects within the first 24 hours and/or during the next several days after treatment.1
Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting Affects 70%-80% of Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy
How likely someone is to have nausea and vomiting while getting treatment depends on many things including the type of chemotherapy and common risk factors such as.1
- Being a woman
- Age–CINV is more likely to occur in patients younger than 50 years
- History of low alcohol consumption (less than 1 ounce a day)
- History of nausea or vomiting with previous cancer treatments
- History of morning sickness during pregnancy
- History of motion sickness or anxiety
- Navari RM. Management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Drugs. 2013;3:249-262.
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