Post-operative nausea and vomiting may occur due to the after-effects of the general anaesthesia and/or the prescribed medications. Treat nausea the same as you would the flu, (e.g. start with sips of clear liquids like water, 7-Up, ginger ale, apple juice). If those stay down, then continue these fluids until the nausea has completely subsided. Also, it is best to stop taking the prescribed medications until the nausea has passed. If after the first few sips the vomiting returns, wait 2 hours and start the fluids again. If the pain is quite intense, you may take painkillers such as Ibuprofen. If you still feel nauseous after 24 hours, please contact our offices.