Short Takes

January 2019 Issue

Dolasetron Fails for Vomiting in Felines

Used to treat chemo-induced nausea in people, dolasetron was hoped to prevent feline vomiting

Dolasetron (brand name Anzemet) has been used in people to help with chemotherapy-induced nausea. It inhibits vomiting and nausea via pathways in both the gastrointestnal tract and the central nervous system. This dual action made it sound helpful to cats, thought researchers in California. Their study was reported in the August 2018 Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

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