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Zofran (Ondansetron) and/or Equivalents

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Generic Name :
Ondansetron
Price per Pill :
$4.62
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Manufacture :
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Product of India
This product is offered for sale by
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What is Zofran?

Zofran is a selective 5-ht3 receptor antagonist and acts as an anti emetic. Zofran or ondansetron can be used alone or in combination with other drugs for the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused as a side effect of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is also used to prevent nausea subsequent to any surgery.

Zofran works by inhibiting Serotonin (body’s natural substance) which triggers vomiting. It acts on both peripheral and central nerves. It reduces the activity of the vagus nerve deactivating the vomiting centre of the brain. Thus Zofran inhibits vomiting by the combined effect on the vomiting centre and blocking of the seratonin receptors in the chemoreceptor trigger zone.

Most important information you should know before taking Zofran:

Zofran should not be used if you are allergic to ondansetron, or other serotonin blockers like dolasetron, granisetron or palonosetron.

Inform your doctor if you suffer from any other allergies related to medicinal or food products or to cosmetics.

Inform your doctor:

If you suffer from liver or kidney dysfunction

If you suffer from heart problems (like irregular heartbeats) or have a rare genetic disorder known as long QT syndrome in which there is a time gap between heart beats due to delayed repolarization of the heart

If you have a blockage in your alimentary tract

If you have had problems of the electrolyte level (salt levels like calcium, magnesium and sodium) in your body.

Active ingredient in Zofran is ondansetron. Each tablet also contains the inactive ingredients lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, triacetin, and iron oxide yellow

Taking other medicines:

Certain drugs may increase or decrease the activity of Zofran or may interact to give undesirable effects, therefore it is necessary to inform your doctor if you are taking

Antiepileptics like carbamazepine or phenytoin

Anti tuberculosis drug like rifampicin

Drugs used to regulate heart beat, or beta blockers like propranolol, atenolol, metoprolol, haloperidol etc. used to treat heart diseases

Drugs used in management of anxiety and migraine.

Tramadol which is used as a pain killer

Cancer medications

Apomorphine

The above list is not exhaustive. Please inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines which may have been prescribed or medicines that you may have taken without prescription including vitamins or herbal supplements.

How to take Zofran:

Zofran should be taken as prescribed by the medical practitioner. The dose that is prescribed to you depends on the treatment you are undergoing.

Zofran may be taken with or without food. If it is to be taken prior to surgery or chemotherapy, the doctors will recommend you to take the medicine on an empty stomach.

If you vomit within an hour of taking Zofran, it is advised to take the dose again.

Other precautions:

Discuss with your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast feeding your child as the safety of Zofran has not been established for pregnant or lactating women.

Inform your doctor if you have galactose intolerance or glucose-galactose malabsorption as Zofran tablets contain lactose.

If you miss a dose of Zofran and start feeling sick, you should take the medicine as soon as possible. Thereafter continue your regimen of medicine as prescribed. Do not take more than the prescribed dose to make up for the missed dose.

In case you miss a dose but do not feel nauseous, take the next dose as prescribed.

Store Zofran in its original packing till it is used. Store it away from the reach of children and protected from light and moisture.

If you accidentally take more Zofran than prescribed, seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of overdosage include severe constipation, giddiness, losing one’s senses or sudden loss of vision.

Zofran can make you drowsy or giddy. It is recommended to change your position slowly when taking Zofran to avoid falling down suddenly or to minimize the feeling of wooziness. Also you should avoid driving or using machinery with movable parts or doing any activity that requires mental alertness.

It is recommended to avoid or limit the intake of alcoholic beverages.

Zofran may cause you to have allergic reactions. In case you get sudden chest pains, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, facial swelling or skin rashes, red spots and hives or lose consciousness, stop taking zofran and contact your medical practitioner immediately

Other side effects include headache, constipation, hiccups, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, blurred vision, sudden loss of consciousness, hysterics and unusual body movement or tremors.
Very rarely temporary loss of vision for a period of 10 -20 min may occur.

In case of uncontrollable and very severe side effect seek medical attention immediately. The above lists are not inclusive of all possible side effects and if you observe any other effect, consult your medical practitioner immediately.

What’s in Zofran?

Zofran contains active ingredient Ondansetron and acts as an antiemetic.

How does Zofran work?

Zofran is a selective 5-ht3 receptor antagonist and it inhibits serotonin-the natural substance produced by the body which triggers vomiting. Zofran inhibits vomiting by the combined effect on the vomiting centre and blocking of the seratonin receptors in the chemoreceptor trigger zone.

When is Zofran prescribed?

Zofran is prescribed for the treatment of nausea induced as a side effect of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is also used to prevent nausea subsequent to any surgical procedure.

Are there any drugs I can’t take in combination with Zofran?

Inform your doctor if you are taking Antiepileptic drugs, Anti tuberculosis drug, Drugs used to regulate heart beat, or beta blockers, drugs used in management of anxiety and migraine, Tramadol which is used as a pain killer, Cancer medications and Apomorphine

The above list is not exhaustive. Please inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines which may have been prescribed or medicines that you may have taken without prescription including vitamins or herbal supplements.

Can Zofran cause an allergic reaction? If so, what are the signs?

Zofran may cause you to have allergic reactions. In case you get sudden chest pains, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, facial swelling or skin rashes, red spots and hives or lose consciousness, stop taking zofran and contact your medical practitioner immediately

What happens if I miss a dose of Zofran?

In case you miss a dose of Zofran and start feeling sick, take the medicine as soon as possible. If you miss a dose and do not feel nauseous, take the next dose as prescribed. Do not take more than the prescribed dose to make up for the missed dose.

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