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Dr. Paul Hesketh
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Granisetron (Overview)

Granisetron is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?

Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?

Zofran (ondansetron) dosing: As a single dose before certain chemotherapy regimes, Granisetron can be given as a single 2mg dose, and Zofran (ondansetron) as a single 24mg dose, but only for single day chemotherapy when a high amount of nausea is anticipated. Side effects may occur and you will need to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Hesketh
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Granisetron (Overview)

Granisetron is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Has anyone had any success with taking kytril to reduce nausea?

Has anyone had any success with taking kytril to reduce nausea?

Kytril for nausea: Granisetron (brand: kytril) is fda-approved as an anti-nausea & anti-emetic. A selective 5-ht3 receptor antagonist, typically rx'ed by for patients receiving nausea-inducing chemotherapy +/-radiation therapy. Side effects can include: headache, bowel changes, asthenia, dyspepsia, abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) an antiemetic?

Is phenergan (promethazine) an antiemetic?

Among other things: Phenergan (promethazine) is a phenothiazine (most of the family are anti-psychotics) which is used primarily for its antihistaminic, antiemetic, & sedative effects. Because it also blocks acetylcholine, it can cause dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating. As a phenothiazine it may cause uncontrollable movement disorders (extrapyramidal reaction). Also a photosensitizer. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) or Zofran injection safer for cardiac patients?

Is phenergan (promethazine) or Zofran injection safer for cardiac patients?

Cardiac: Matthew. Yours is a loaded question. Cardiac health and zofran/phenergan use will depend on what is the nature of the cardiac illness. ...Read more

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What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties besides phenergan (promethazine)?

What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties besides phenergan (promethazine)?

Nausea treatment: Phenergan (promethazine) is a pretty good medication for symptomatic treatment of nausea. Meclizine seems to work better in motion sickness. If you are still symptomatic with those medications, you should be seen and evaluated by your physician to find out what causes it. Many serious health problems can cause nausea and vomitting. ...Read more

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Zofran (ondansetron) and excessive drowziness?

Zofran (ondansetron) and excessive drowziness?

Yes: If your question is: "can zofran (ondansetron) cause excessive drowsiness?", the answer is yes. This is especially true for those patients over age 65 or for those taking other medications. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Does anyone know of a site where I can get some kytril?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Your pharmacy: Ask your doctor to prescribe you Kytril and you can get it from your pharmacy. ...Read more

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Why are nubain and phenergan (promethazine) administered togetherl?

Why are nubain and phenergan (promethazine) administered togetherl?

Synergistic: Nubain is semi-synthetic opiod analgesic while Phenergan (promethazine) is an antihistamine. The Phenergan (promethazine) is used in the postoperative period to reduce nausea and to potentiate the pain killing effects of the nubain. The hope is to use less Nubain and avoid its possible side effects by using the Phenergan (promethazine) with it. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Sedation: There is no direct drug interaction between these 2 that i can find. But you might become more sleepy and sedated than with either alone -- they both can produce that effect. ...Read more

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What other antihistamine has antiemetic properties equivalent or superior to phenergan (promethazine)?

What other antihistamine has antiemetic properties equivalent or superior to phenergan (promethazine)?

None: Most antihistamines do not have much if any antiemetic effect although some anti-emetic drugs may possess some antihistaminic activities. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

Buscopan Plus: Scopolamine butylbromide (buscopan) is an antispasmodic agent used to treat irritable bowel and/or menstrual cramps etc...This med is also available as a combo with paracetamol =buscopan plus, thus has been shown as safe. So if you have buscopan, adding paracetamol in recommended dosage should be ok. Consult doc if you encounter problem. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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Who manufactures reglan (metoclopramide)?

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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Who manufactures reglan (metoclopramide)?

Several: Follow this link: http://www.Tardivedyskinesia.Com/reglan/manufacturers/index.Php.

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Side effects of promethazine hydrochloride?

Side effects of promethazine hydrochloride?

Seizures.: Common side effects of this antihistamine include, tardive dyskinesia, confusion in the elderly, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, respiratory depression, constipation, euphoria, and short temper/irritability. Rare side effects include seizures, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disorder. Because of capacity for more severe side effects, avoid in elderly. ...Read more

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Negative side-effects with compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Negative side-effects with compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Compazine (prochlorperazine): Side effects of Compazine (prochlorperazine) can be serious and are related to the compound itself, which is a mild anti-psychotic drug with structure similar to other older antiphyschotics. Serious effects can involve spastic movement, temperature increase and muscle breakdown with high fever that is life threatening in rare cases. More common is spastic movements called extra-pyramidal effects, disjointed mvmt. ...Read more

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What anti emetic is stronger stronger than phenergan (promethazine)?

Zofran (ondansetron): Zofran (ondansetron) is a stronger anti-emetic and does not have the same side effect profile. Discuss use of this medication with your physician to see if it is an option. ...Read more

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Which has less side effects: bonine vs dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Which has less side effects: bonine vs dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Side Effect Answer: Their side effect profile is similar. Both can cause drowsiness which is of concern if you intend to drive or are prone to falls. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Kytril (Definition)

Kytril is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more