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EMEFILM 4MG STRIP contains Ondansetron, which belongs to a group of medicines called Anti-emetics. It is used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. EMEFILM 4MG STRIP is also used after surgeries (operation) to prevent nausea and vomiting.
Before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP, inform your doctor if you have severe constipation, heart or liver problems, imbalance with the levels of salts in the blood, such as potassium, sodium and magnesium or if you have been scheduled for any surgery.
EMEFILM 4MG STRIP is not recommended for use during pregnancy. This medicine may pass through the breast milk hence it is not recommended during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
The dose of EMEFILM 4MG STRIP will depends on the age, body weight and disease condition of your child. Dosage adjustment is not required in elderly patients, hence consult your doctor before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP.
The most common side effects of taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP includes headache, flushing and constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these above symptoms gets worse.
EMEFILM 4MG STRIP is a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist (specific chemical receptor) which works by blocking serotonin receptors in CTZ chemoreceptor trigger zone (zone in the brain that is responsible for causing nausea and vomiting).
Always use EMEFILM 4MG STRIP as advised by your physician. Do not handle the medicine with wet hands. Put it in your mouth and do not swallow it. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP and contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
Take rest. Have good amount of sleep. Have a balanced diet and at regular intervals. Add more fluids to your diet. Drink plenty of water to replenish water stores.
Eat plenty of fibre rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink water and exercise regularly. Contact your doctor if constipation persists.
Lie down until the dizziness passes and get up slowly. Do not bend down suddenly. Get a lot of rest. Walk slowly and carefully. Take plenty of fluids. Avoid drinking coffee, alcohol, or smoking. Consult your doctor if the condition persists for long or gets worsened.
EMEFILM 4MG STRIP is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP.
EMEFILM 4MG STRIP is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or uneasy after taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP.
EMEFILM 4MG STRIP should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP.
Do not take EMEFILM 4MG STRIP if you are allergic to Ondansetron, granisetron or palonosetron or to any other ingredients of this medicine.
EMEFILM 4MG STRIP should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases such as uneven heartbeats (arrhythmias) or congestive heart failure. Consult your doctor before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP.
Before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
Your doctor will give the right dose of EMEFILM 4MG STRIP depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Consult your doctor before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP.
Use in geriatrics:
Dosage adjustment is not required in elderly patients, hence consult your doctor before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP.
A. Drug-Drug Interactions:
Before taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicine:
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of EMEFILM 4MG STRIP, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Pharmacological Category||:||Serotonin antagonist|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Nausea and Vomiting in patients (undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery)|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Injection, Dispersible Tablet, Syrup, Suspension, Oral strips, Lozenges, Pastille|
Q: Is EMEFILM 4MG STRIP a chemo drug?
A: No, it is not a chemo drug. It belongs to a group of medicines called serotonin antagonists and used to treat side effects caused due to chemotherapy.
Q: Is EMEFILM 4MG STRIP safe in pregnancy?
A: EMEFILM 4MG STRIP is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless clearly necessary as it is not known whether it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Contact your doctor before taking.
Q: What EMEFILM 4MG STRIP is used for?
A: EMEFILM 4MG STRIP is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by medical treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.
Q: For how long should you take EMEFILM 4MG STRIP?
A: Your doctor will advise you on how long you should continue to take EMEFILM 4MG STRIP. Consult your doctor from time to time to review your treatment and assess your symptoms.
Q: What happens if you take more EMEFILM 4MG STRIP than your required dose?
A: If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of EMEFILM 4MG STRIP, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
Q: What side effects are seen with EMEFILM 4MG STRIP?
A: The most common side effects of taking EMEFILM 4MG STRIP are headaches, flushing (feeling of warmth), constipation. Consult your doctor if above side effects got worse.
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