Nausea and Vomiting


Nausea can be intermittent or persistent, and either with or without vomiting.

Prescribing Guidance

palliAGEDgp smartphone application (available as an app or as online content) Tasmanian Adult Palliative Care Formulary

Useful information

CareSearch Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care (subscription required)


  • Where the cause is unknown, metoclopramide or haloperidol are first line therapy.
  • Avoid metoclopramide in people with suspected bowel obstruction.
  • While metoclopramide and haloperidol are generally contraindicated for people with Parkinson’s Disease, they can be used in the terminal phase.
Page last updated 13 February 2019