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Ondansetron 8mg
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Drug Information

What is Ondansetron used for?

Ondansetron tablet/injection/film/syrup/pastille is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy.

Ondansetron may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Ondansetron work?

Ondansetron belongs to the class of drugs called anti-emetics. The drug acts by blocking the action of serotonin, which is a natural substance that may cause nausea and vomiting.

How to use Ondansetron?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Ondansetron as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • Ondansetron injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
  • Use dry hands to remove the Ondansetron film and place on the tongue. Leave it to dissolve without chewing.
  • Shake the solution/syrup well before taking each dose to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug.
  • Allow the Ondansetron pastille to dissolve in the mouth without chewing.

If you miss a dose of Ondansetron, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of Ondansetron include the following:

  • Loss of vision
  • Severe constipation
  • Fainting

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with Ondansetron?

Drugs that interact with Ondansetron include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin
  • Bedaquiline
  • Buspirone
  • Clozapine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Dofetilide
  • Efavirenz
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Imipramine
  • Letrozole
  • Methadone
  • Naproxen
  • Papaverine
  • Pimozide
  • Procainamide
  • Quinidine
  • Tryptophan
  • Ziprasidone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Ondansetron?

The following are the most common side effects of Ondansetron oral:

  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Uneven heartbeat

The following are the most common side effects of Ondansetron injection:

  • Confusion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using Ondansetron?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Ondansetron or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Be cautious while taking Ondansetron if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to use Ondansetron if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using Ondansetron?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any previous history of cardiovascular disorders or gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Ondansetron

  1. How should Ondansetron be stored?
  2. Ondansetron should be stored at room temperature (20 –25? C). Protect from light.

  3. Is it safe to drive while on Ondansetron medication?
  4. It is advised not to drive while using Ondansetron as it may cause drowsiness.

  5. Is alcohol consumption safe while on Ondansetron medication?
  6. It is advised not to take alcohol while on Ondansetron medication as it may lead to negative interactions.

  7. Can I take laxatives to counter constipation due to Ondansetron?
  8. Yes, it is advised to take laxatives while on Ondansetron medication. However, please consult your doctor before taking any laxatives.

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