Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Can inhaled isopropyl alcohol be used to treat nausea/vomiting in the emergency department?
Bottom Line:
Two trials with ~200 non-pregnant adults presenting to emergency found inhaled (smelling) isopropyl alcohol improved mild-moderate nausea/vomiting. For example^ after 30 minutes nausea improved from 50 out of 100 down to 20 with inhaled isopropyl alcohol versus 40 with oral ondansetron. Only one study reported adverse events and found none.

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Publication Date: 2018-6-4
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-06-12 14:59:08