Vomisave 4mg Tablet 10'S

Vomitting/Emesis Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

VOMISAVE contains Ondansetron, which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-emetics. It is used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. VOMISAVE is also used after surgeries (operation) to prevent nausea and vomiting.

Before taking VOMISAVE, 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.

VOMISAVE 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 VOMISAVE 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 VOMISAVE.

The most common side effects of taking VOMISAVE includes headache, flushing and constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these above symptoms gets worse.

USES OF VOMISAVE

  • Used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery

HOW VOMISAVE WORKS

VOMISAVE 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).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take VOMISAVE as advised by your physician. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF VOMISAVE

COMMON

  • headache
  • flushing (feeling of warmth)
  • constipation

UNCOMMON

  • uncontrolled body movements along with upward rolling movement of the eyeballs
  • fits (seizures)
  • irregular heartbeat (fast or slow)
  • chest pain
  • fainting or feeling dizzy (low blood pressure)
  • hiccups

RARE

  • visual disturbances like blurred vision
  • effects of heart rhythms resulting in feeling lightheaded or loss of consciousness

Stop taking VOMISAVE and contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:  

  • sudden wheezing and chest pain or tightness
  • swelling of eyelids, face, lips, mouth or tongue
  • skin rash, red spots or lumps under your skin (hives) or anywhere on the body

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

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.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fibre rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals. Drink water and exercise regularly. Contact your doctor if constipation persists.

Dizziness:

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.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

VOMISAVE is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking VOMISAVE.

BREASTFEEDING

VOMISAVE is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking VOMISAVE.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or uneasy after taking VOMISAVE.

KIDNEY

VOMISAVE should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking VOMISAVE.

LIVER

VOMISAVE should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking VOMISAVE.

ALLERGY

Do not take VOMISAVE if you are allergic to ondansetron, granisetron or palonosetron or to any other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

VOMISAVE should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases such as uneven heartbeats (arrhythmias) or congestive heart failure. Consult your doctor before taking VOMISAVE.

OTHERS

Before taking VOMISAVE, inform your doctor if you:

  • have a blockage in your gut
  • have problems with the levels of salts in the blood (such as potassium, sodium and magnesium)
  • are intolerant to some sugars (Ex. lactose intolerance)        

Use in pediatrics:

Your doctor will give the right dose of VOMISAVE depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Consult your doctor before taking VOMISAVE.

Use in geriatrics:

Dosage adjustment is not required in elderly patients, hence consult your doctor before taking VOMISAVE.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking VOMISAVE, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • apomorphine (used to treat Parkinson’s disease)
  • medicines used to treat epilepsy (Ex. phenytoin, carbamazepine)
  • medicines used to treat lung infections like Tuberculosis (Ex. rifampicin)
  • tramadol, methadone (medicine used to provide relief from pain)
  • medicines used for psychotic disorders (Ex. haloperidol)
  • medicines used to treat heart problems such as abnormal heart beats (Ex. amiodarone) and/or high blood pressure (Ex. atenolol, timolol)
  • cancer medicines (Ex. doxorubicin, daunorubicin, monoclonal, trastuzumab) 
  • erythromycin, ketoconazole (used to treat infections)
  • medicines used to treat depression and anxiety (ex. fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, fluvoxamine, citalopram, venlafaxine, duloxetine escitalopram)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of VOMISAVE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Ondansetron
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

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep the medicine out of reach in children
  • Store VOMISAVE at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT VOMISAVE

Is VOMISAVE a chemo drug?

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.

Is VOMISAVE safe in pregnancy?

VOMISAVE 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.

What VOMISAVE is used for?

VOMISAVE is used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by medical treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.

For how long should you take VOMISAVE?

Your doctor will advise you on how long you should continue to take VOMISAVE. Consult your doctor from time to time to review your treatment and assess your symptoms.

What happens if you take more VOMISAVE than your required dose?

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of VOMISAVE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

What side effects are seen with VOMISAVE?

The most common side effects of taking VOMISAVE are headaches, flushing (feeling of warmth), constipation. Consult your doctor if above side effects got worse.

REFERENCES

1.  KD. Tripathi. Section 11, Gastrointestinal Drugs. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 661.

2. Karen Whalen. Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Pharmacology. Sixth Edition. Drugs used to control Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting. Page 407.

3. Alexandria Griddine, Jeffery S. Bush. Ondansetron Book from Stat Pearls Publishing, Treasure Island (FL), 16 May 2018. [Updated on September 2021] [Accessed on 21st June 2022] https://europepmc.org/article/nbk/nbk499839

4. Wockhardt UK Limited. CP Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC) [Revised on February 2022] [Accessed on 21st June 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2332/pi

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete blood count

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    ONDANSETRON 4MG
    Hsn Code
    30049039
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