# 025 Opioids and Nausea, 2nd ed
- September 22, 2014
- Support Groups
Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC)
Background: Why do patients get nauseated and vomit after receiving an opioid? Commonly described as an “allergy”, opioid-induced nausea/vomiting is not an allergic reaction. In fact, rather than indicating a pathologic reaction, nausea indicates normal functioning of the brain!
July 2005; 25.
David E Weissman MD