Urgent Care Center and Symptom Care Clinic Nursing Discharge Instructions: Nausea and Vomiting

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This information explains nursing discharge instructions for nausea or vomiting from the Urgent Care Center (UCC) or the Symptom Care Clinic (SCC).

Nausea or Vomiting

If you feel like throwing up, take your medication to help with nausea as prescribed.

If you are nauseous (feel like throwing up), drink small amounts of fluid often. Increase the amount you drink as tolerated. Drink at least 6 to 8 (8-ounce) glasses of water or other liquids each day to stay hydrated.

Call your MSK healthcare team or go to the nearest emergency room if you have:

  • New or worsening nausea or vomiting that doesn’t get better after taking medications to help with nausea.
  • A fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher.
  • New or worsening abdominal (belly) pain.
  • A lot of trouble passing gas or having a bowel movement (pooping).
  • Are unable to take your medications as prescribed because of vomiting.

Your care team may direct you to your regional Symptom Care Clinic (SCC) or the Urgent Care Center (UCC).

Follow up with your MSK healthcare team after discharge.

For more information, visit www.mskcc.org/pe/nausea_vomiting

You can search for information on this topic and many others in MSK’s Patient and Caregiver Education library at www.mskcc.org/pe

Last Updated

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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