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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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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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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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Does anyone know of a site where I can get some kytril?

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

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Chemotherapy side effect question. Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Chemotherapy side effect question.  Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Dactinomycine&nausea: 75% of patients will experience nausea and vomiting, can be mild to moderate in severity.It may present within hours of administration , may be dose related and may be more intense two to four days after the end of five day course, usually require and respond to antiemetic therapy and may persist as long as a week after the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Thinking of doing the abc diet, no what to do and all that, but what are the side effects?

Agree w Dr. McGee: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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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

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A 1 mg. tablet of Granisetron Hydrochloride is equal to about how many mgs. of Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea due to chemotherapy?

A 1 mg. tablet of Granisetron Hydrochloride is equal to about how many mgs. of Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea due to chemotherapy?

Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg twice/da: The standard dose of Granisetron is 2 mg and that of Zofran (ondansetron) ranges from 8 mg to 12 mg once or twice per day (at one time it was as high as 32 mg per day). But with more experience we learned that lower doses work as well but not below 8 mg per day. ...Read more

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Oncology/Pancreatic Cancer: Can the anti-emetics granisetron and ondansetron both (combo)as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists be taken at same time for CINV?

Oncology/Pancreatic Cancer: Can the anti-emetics granisetron and ondansetron both (combo)as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists be taken at same time for CINV?

No,Take one at a tim: Granisetron and Ondansetron are very similar drugs . Oncologists will chose one or the other but not both of them at the same time because there is no further benefit if you combine them. But one may work better than the other, so switching around is not unreasonable, if required. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a site where I can get some kytril?

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

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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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Kytril (Definition)

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