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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Kytril (Overview)

Kytril 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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
6 doctors shared insights

Kytril (Overview)

Kytril 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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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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What is the definition or description of: Kytril allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Kytril allergy?

Kytril allergy: Kytril (Granisetron) is a 5-ht3 antagonist use for the prevention of nausea / vomiting . An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse reactions see: http://www.rxlist.com/kytril-drug.htm ...Read more

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Is kytril worth the cost to reduce nausea while undergoing chemotherapy treatments?

Is kytril worth the cost to reduce nausea while undergoing chemotherapy treatments?

Potentially: Kytril is a drug which is extremely effective and part of standard anti-nausea regimens- zofran (ondansetron) is a generic drug of the same class and anzemet and Aloxi are the other drugs in this class. If cost is an issue than generic zofran (ondansetron) can be tried. ...Read more

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Zofran, (ondansetron) dexamethasone, Kytril can be used for chemo induced vomiting/nausea. Can 2 of these be taken together for better effectiveness or not?

Zofran, (ondansetron) dexamethasone, Kytril can be used for chemo induced vomiting/nausea. Can 2 of these be taken together for better effectiveness or not?

Yes: Yea they can. Most heme/onc docs have their own combination. The zofran (ondansetron) and dexa are often combined as is kytril and dexa. There may be other add on therapy both before and after the treatments. Absolutely ask your physician about this. ...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?

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

Dr. Paul Hesketh
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Granisetron (Definition)

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