NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Nausea and Vomiting, Version 1.2016
How can you keep track of side effects?
How can you keep track of side
Your treatment team may ask you to be aware of
how you are feeling between visits. You can track
that information and share it with your doctor. For
example, it can be helpful to keep track of a side
effect like delayed nausea and vomiting. This type
can happen after treatment. Your doctor has ideas on
how to help you but he or she needs to know exactly
what you are experiencing.
You can use a calendar to track when you should
take your anti-nausea and vomiting drugs. This will
help you stay on schedule and if needed, record any
missed doses. Caregivers can also use it to help you
take your medicine on time.
When to reach out for help
If the side effects continue or get worse with time, call
your doctor or nurse as soon as possible. It is also a
good idea to let your caregiver know if you are having
any side effects. He or she can help you track when
the side effects are happening and what works best to
make you feel better.
Another thing you can do in between visits is make
a list of questions to bring with you. You can review
the questions with your doctor. For a list of helpful
questions, see Part 5 of these patient guidelines.