- Basic Info
It is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
What is this medicine?ONDANSETRON (on DAN se tron) is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It is also used to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting after surgery.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- heart disease
- history of irregular heartbeat
- liver disease
- low levels of magnesium or potassium in the blood
- an unusual or allergic reaction to ondansetron, granisetron, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- breast- feeding
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. With dry hands, fold the pouch along the dotted line to expose the tear notch. While still folded, tear the pouch carefully along the edge and remove the film from the pouch. Do not cut or tear the film. Place the film on the tongue right away after removing it from the pouch. The film will dissolve in the mouth in seconds. Do not chew or swallow the film whole. After the film dissolves, swallow the medicine with or without liquid. If you have to use multiple films to take the dose you were prescribed, take one film at a time. Allow the film to dissolve in the mouth, swallow, and then take the next film. Wash your hands after taking your medicine.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.