Preventing nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy or surgery. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Ondansetron is a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor blocker. It works by blocking a chemical thought to be a cause of nausea and vomiting in certain situations (eg, chemotherapy).
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Ondansetron . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ondansetron . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ondansetron may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Ondansetron as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ondansetron .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; irritation, redness, pain, or burning at the site of injection; tiredness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; fever; skin tingling or numbness; trouble urinating; vision changes or loss.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fainting; severe dizziness; slowed/irregular heartbeat; sudden, temporary blindness.Proper storage of Ondansetron :
Ondansetron is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Ondansetron at home, store Ondansetron as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Ondansetron out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Ondansetron . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.