Generic Name: granisetron, Oral tablet

Generic Name:

granisetron, Oral tablet

Kytril Kytril

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Highlights for granisetron

Oral tablet
GRANISETRON (gra NI se tron) is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
This drug also comes in other forms, including Oral SolutionTransdermal patchInjectable Solution
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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granisetron Side Effects

Oral tablet

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever and chills
  • loss of balance or coordination
  • seizures
  • sweating
  • swelling of the hands and feet
  • tightness in the chest
  • tremors
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • headache
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granisetron May Interact with Other Medications

Oral tablet

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • certain medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
  • cisapride
  • dofetilide
  • dronedarone
  • pimozide
  • thioridazine
  • ziprasidone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • fentanyl
  • linezolid
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • methylene blue (injected into a vein)
  • other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm)
  • phenobarbital
  • tramadol
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use granisetron

Oral tablet

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

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

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
What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. This medicine is only given on the day(s) chemotherapy or radiation is given.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored after taking this medicine.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (56 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What does the pill look like?

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How Much Does granisetron Cost?

Oral tablet

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