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Dr. James Henning
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Ondansetron (Overview)

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


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What is ondansetron oct 4 mg tablet because I have a 9 year old son taken it?

What is ondansetron oct 4 mg tablet because I have a 9 year old son taken it?

Anti nausea medicine: Zofran or ondansetron is a drug used to control or prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. 4mg is a standard pediatric dose. However, if your child took it in error i would contact your primary doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Ondansetron (Overview)

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


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Any info about ondansetron HCl 4 mg?

Any info about  ondansetron HCl 4 mg?

Rx. nausea/vomiting.: This is used to treat and prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (cinv). It is also used for post-operative nausea and vomiting (ponv), post-radiation nausea and vomiting, and is a possible therapy for nausea and vomiting from acute or chronic medical illness or acute gastroenteritis. It is given 1–3 times daily, normally 8mg first, then 8mg 12 hrs later every 12 hours for 2-3days. ...Read more

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My daughter of 2 years had 3 days vomiting she was prescribed ondansetron she took it for 2 days but today she didn't take it and vomited. ?

My daughter of 2 years had 3 days vomiting she was prescribed ondansetron she took it for 2 days but today she didn't take it and vomited. ?

Have her rechecked.: It's best in this situation to have her rechecked to make sure she hasn't developed a new problem (like an ear infection) since she was last seen. ...Read more

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My daughter has wpw, is it safe for her to use ondansetron for nausea/vomiting related to stomach irritation?

My daughter has wpw, is it safe for her to use ondansetron for nausea/vomiting related to stomach irritation?

Probably not: Tough question because zofran can prolong qt, esp in those with low magnesium and potassium, but does not cause wpw, they are different mechanism. Given that, zofran seems to have some effects on heart, so prob good idea to hold off, if only a couple of doses, then prob fine. ...Read more

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How effective is ondansetron 4mg for chemo?

How effective is ondansetron 4mg for chemo?

It is fairly good: But the best dose that works is 8mg or more. Yet 4mg might do the trick and prevent/control mild nausea and prevent vomiting. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ondansetron for nausea?I'm 33 weeks pregnant

Is it safe to take ondansetron for nausea?I'm 33 weeks pregnant

Definitely not!: There is association between Zofran use in early pregnancy & congenital cardiac malformations & oral clefts (cleft lip and palate), & potential maternal risks in pregnant women with electrolyte imbalance due to severe nausea & vomiting. These risks include the Serotonin Syndrome (confusion, agitation, autonomic instability, & neuromuscular changes. FDA has cautioned against Zofran in pregnancy. ...Read more

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My face swells after taking ondansetron and my doc says im allergic to all anti nausea drugs now, is that right? Was it just a side affect?

My face swells after taking ondansetron and my doc says im allergic to all anti nausea drugs now, is that right? Was it just a side affect?

Not right.: Sounds like allergy. Ondansetron is a 5ht3 receptor antagonist and probably shares immunogenic potential with other members of the 5ht3 class. All those medications are antinauseants and all end in -setron, e.g. Granisetron. There are many other anti nausea meds which work at different receptors and do not likely share any immunogenic potential. But Metoclopramide has some 5ht3 activity. ...Read more

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Is it true ondansetron causes drowsyness. What is the side effects?

Is it true ondansetron causes drowsyness.  What is the side effects?

Yes: Drowsiness is reported with this medication. The most common side effects are transient headache and dizziness. Constipation and diarrhea are also reported. Some patients experience anxiety. All of these side effects are reported with almost any medication. ...Read more

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Can ondansetron be taken if your on fluoxetine? Cause it says moderate interactions.

Can ondansetron be taken if your on fluoxetine? Cause it says moderate interactions.

DO NO USE TOGETHER!!: Ondansetron and fluoxetine both affect the cardiac conduction system by prolonging the QTc interval. Serious, even fatal, disturbances in heart rhythm may occur. ...Read more

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