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Is emend safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is emend safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Likely so, as it is related to Zofran (ondansetron) which is considered largely safe. I've never heard of a pregnant woman using emend, however. It is a long acting 5ht3 antagonist typically used for prevention of nausea in women undergoing chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Are there any other antiemetics similar similar to emend?

Different: Different antiemetic shave different pharmacodynamics. You can ask your dr to prescribe scopolamine patch, if for some reason emend is not a good choice for you. ...Read more

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Does emend always have to be taken with zofran (ondansetron)? Or can it be taken alone?

Does emend always have to be taken with zofran (ondansetron)? Or can it be taken alone?

Yes: It has to be taken with zofran (ondansetron) or a drug that is in the same class as Zofran (ondansetron). They have actually now approved a pill that has both in it ...Read more

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Can emend be effective on its own for vomiting and nausea? I cant tolerate zofran (ondansetron) or zofran (ondansetron) class drugs.

Can emend be effective on its own for vomiting and nausea? I cant tolerate zofran (ondansetron) or zofran (ondansetron) class drugs.

Preventively only: Emend s effective when administered ahead of time to prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy but isn't effective after the fact. Emend has quite a number of side effects and interactions with other medications. You need to discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Can you take emend for severe vomiting and nausea if severely allergic to zofran (ondansetron)?

Can you take emend for severe vomiting and nausea if severely allergic to zofran (ondansetron)?

Probably yes: both are prescription medicines, ask our doctor, who would be supervising your therapy, good luck ...Read more

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Could the drugs Zofran (ondansetron) and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

Could the drugs Zofran (ondansetron) and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

Zofran (ondansetron) does: Zofran (ondansetron) comes in IV form, and you can ask for it. Emend does not come in IV form as far as i know, but i don't believe emend is the right drug for postop nausea and vomiting. ...Read more