The invention relates to the use of compounds of the general formula (I) ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents a hydrogen atom or a C.sub.1-10 alkyl, C.sub.3-7 cycloalkyl, C.sub.3-7 cycoalkyl-(C.sub.1-4) alkyl, C.sub.3-6 alkenyl, C.sub.3-10 alkynyl, phenyl or phenyl-C.sub.1-3 alkyl group, and one of the groups represented by R.sup.2,R.sup.3 and R.sup.4 is a hydrogen atom or a C.sub.1-6 alkyl, C.sub.3-7 cycloalkyl, C.sub.2-6 alkenyl or phenyl - C.sub.1-3 alkyl group and each of the other two groups, which may be the same or different, represents a hydrogen atom or a C.sub.1-6 alkyl group; and physiologically acceptable salts and solvates thereof, for the relief of nausea and vomiting and/or the promotion of gastric emptying and for the manufacture of a medicament for this purpose. Promotion of gastric emptying may be for the relief of gastro-intestinal disorders associated with gastric stasis or may be of advantage of radiological examination procedures. The invention also relates to a product containing a therapeutic agent liable to induce nausea and vomiting, e.g. a cytostatic agent such as a cyclophosphamide, an alkylating agent or a platinum complex, and a compound of the general formula (I) as a combined preparation for simultaneous separate or sequential use in therapy.
Tyers; Michael B. (Welwyn, GB2), Coates; Ian H. (Hertford, GB2), Humber; David C. (London, GB2), Ewan; George B. (Gerrards Cross, GB2), Bell; James A. (Royston, GB2)
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