Common medications for dry heaves and nausea include Phenergan, Zofran and Inapsine, states MedicineNet. Anti-anxiety medication is given if anxiety is the cause of the retching, states Drugs.com. Anti-emetics are given to calm the stomach if the dry heaves or nausea is due to cancer medication or surgery.
Motion sickness medication is given to stop dry heaves or nausea that is caused by motion sickness, explains Drugs.com. Home remedies for dry heaves and nausea include slowly drinking fluids such as water and clear broths, according to MedicineNet. Jello and popsicles also relieve dry heaves and nausea. Sucking on ice may relieve the symptoms of dry heaves.