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Generic: granisetron transdermal
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It is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

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What is this medicine?

GRANISETRON (gra NI se tron) is an antiemetic. It is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to granisetron, ondansetron, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Apply the patch to an area of the upper, outer arm that is clean and dry. Avoid injured, irritated, calloused, or scarred areas. Use a different site each time to prevent skin irritation. Do not cut or trim the patch. One patch can last for up to 7 days. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

It is important not to miss your dose. Notify your health care provider if you are not able to apply the patch 24 to 48 hours before starting chemotherapy.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • ketoconazole
  • phenobarbital

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored after taking this medicine.

The patch can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep the area of your skin where the patch is applied out of the sun. Cover the patch with clothing if you cannot keep out of the sun. Continue to keep the area covered and out of the sun for 10 days after removing the patch. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths.

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