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Can I take Zofran for occasional nausea while taking the generic form of Lexapro (on 5mg now will end up at 10mg)?

Can I take Zofran for occasional nausea while taking the generic form of Lexapro (on 5mg now will end up at 10mg)?

Best not to: Ondansetron (Zofran) and escitalopram (Lexapro) are best not taken together due to the risk of a dangerously abnormal heart rhythm in some people. For nausea, prochlorperazine (Compazine) is safer for people taking escitalopram because it does not interact with it in the same way, although prochlorperazine is more sedating and may interact with other medications being taken. ...Read more

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Dr. James Henning
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I have a great insurance co, nameless, I take 8mg Zofran 3xdaily, but my ins co only allows me 12tabs /month...Any food for the fight? Thanks4ur help!

I have a great insurance co, nameless, I take 8mg Zofran 3xdaily, but my ins co only allows me 12tabs /month...Any food for the fight? Thanks4ur help!

Not unusual: It is not unusual for insurance companies to limit the use of medications that are designed for intermittent or short-term use. You may try to get "prior authorization" by getting your prescribing physician to submit in writing to the insurance company (or pharmacy benefits manager) that your use of zofran at 3 times a day is a medical necessity. It's worth a try. ...Read more

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What exactly is Zofran used for?

Nausea/Vomiting: Zofran is typically used for nausea/vomiting prevention and also chemotherapy-related nausea. I've seen it used for other nausea prevention related purposes too. ...Read more

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Can one take Zofran 4mg one hour apart?

Can one take Zofran 4mg one hour apart?

Yes: Yes you can but not to be taken more than a couple of times per day. The better option is finding out the root cause for your nausea and correcting that so that you no longer need the zofran. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am taking Zofran can I eat a grapefruit?

No interactions were: noted using the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker - but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...Read more

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How many 4mg Zofran can I take in 24 hours? I have taken 4-5 daily.. Well every 4-6 hours.

Safe: If you are not having any side effects, that is fine. In cancer patients, very high doses are used safely, and 8mg every 6hrs is not uncommonly prescribed. If having persistent symptoms, may benefit from discussion w/your dr and /or GI evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get Zofran otc?

Prescription item: And, although advertisements for the purchase of this drug without a prescription are plentiful on the internet, caution is strongly advised. It's best to obtain a proper prescription. ...Read more

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Ativan and Zofran together, Is it ok?

Okay: No worrisome drug interactions between Ativan and Zofran. Zofran is for nausea and vomitting, and is a safe medication. Ativan is an anxiolytic, you are advised when taking this medication to not operate heavy machinery, and to not drive. Zofran does not increase nor decrease the affects of Ativan. I hope that this information is helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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