Medicine for Nausea & Vomiting

Updated July 19, 2017

Having an upset stomach can ruin anyone's day. Whether you are nauseous, feel faint or vomiting, it can throw off your entire schedule.


The best known medicine for upset stomach relief is Pepto-Bismol. Pepto-Bismol claims to relieve heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, nausea and diarrhoea. Pepto-Bismol comes in liquid, chewable tablets and capsules. The brand also makes extra-strength and children's formulas.


According to the Emetrol website, Emetrol is for, "relief of nausea due to upset stomach from intestinal flu, stomach flu, and food or drink indiscretions." It is safe for children, has no antihistamines, no alcohol, no caffeine and is recommended by doctors and pharmacists. This is available in liquid form.


Antivert is an antihistamine that blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body. This pill-form medication is used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is also used to treat symptoms of vertigo.


Nausea and vomiting are not a disease, they are symptoms. Therefore the real cause of the illness should be identified and taken care of. Symptom control is important both for comfort's sake and to prevent dehydration. Medication is available that can aid symptoms. Common medications used to control nausea and vomiting include Phenergan, Compazin, Inapsine, Reglan and Zofran.

Natural Remedies

Sometimes one should try natural remedies before purchasing medications. Peppermint, ginger and chamomile all are proven to help settle an upset stomach. One can also try eating bland foods and drinking clear fluids. Avoid things such as alcohol, tobacco, aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Phillilp Mansfield recently graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida with a major in communication, emphases in journalism and media production. Mansfield has written for the Flagler College on-campus student newspaper, The Gargoyle, and two volumes of a 'zine he authored.