Ondansetron ( Zofran )

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Ondansetron ( Zofran )

Ondansetron ( Zofran ) is an antimetic drug, used primarily for the treatment and prevention of severe vomiting. Ondansetron ( Zofran ) is used after chemotherapy to prevent or treat vomiting.It can be used to prevent or treat vomiting in overdose victims and MAY help treat the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Strengths:

Tables:
4mg,8mg

Intravenous:
2mg per ml

Dosages: Actual dosage must be determined by a physician.

Oral:

Start :12 mg daily.
Increases : 4mg as needed.

Normal dosage: 12mg daily for persons 4 to 11,in three doses.24mg daily for persons 12 or older,in three doses,( Starting 30 minutes before start of chemotherapy ).

Take With: May be taken on an empty stomach..

Full Benefits In: Right away.

Missed Dose(s): If within one hour take,if over an hour skip and then continue on your normal schedule.
Never Take a Double Dose!

If Stop Taking: Do not stop without consulting your physician and never abruptly.

Warnings

Do not take this drug if you are pregnant ( Only take if the mother's or baby's life is endangered. )

Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.

Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this drug in the past.

Inform your Doctor if: You had negative reactions to this drug or any other drug in the past. If you have a history of liver disease, kidney disease, or alcoholism.If you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drug.If you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months, also if you will be undergoing any medical tests.If you are on a special diet ( low-salt / low-sugar or any other.)

Ondansetron ( Symptoms or Effects )

Common: Constipation,diarrhea,dizziness, dry mouth,headache,lightheaded,or sedation.

Rare: Angine,arrhythmia's,bronchospasm, extrapyramidal,hypokalemia,skin rash,seizures,or tachycardia.

See physician always: Angine,arrhythmia's, bronchospasm,extrapyramidal,hypokalemia,skin rash, seizures,or tachycardia.

See physician if severe: Constipation,diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth,headache,lightheaded,or sedation.

See physician NOW: Angine, arrhythmia's,bronchospasm,extrapyramidal,hypokalemia, skin rash,seizures,or tachycardia.

Stop taking and see physician NOW: Seizures.

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