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Dosage of ondansetron for 3 yrs old child?

Dosage of ondansetron for 3 yrs old child?

Depends: This drug can be used orally or by IV injection. The dose given varies and there are side effects like nausea & vomiting. The physician administrating the drug will decide the proper dose & route of administration that is proper for this child. ...Read more

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Articles says Zofran (ondansetron) is not safe during pregnancy. I'm 4 weeks and I was given a dose by IV. Dont plan on getting it anymore. Should I be worried?

Articles says Zofran (ondansetron) is not safe during pregnancy. I'm 4 weeks and I was given a dose by IV. Dont plan on getting it anymore. Should I be worried?

No: Zofran (ondansetron) is typically used safely during pregnancy. You shouldn't worry. Docs are very cautious about medication used during pregnancy so you needn't worry. ...Read more

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I took 4mg of Zofran (ondansetron) around 2 am. Then took 6 mg around 7 am for naseau. Is this dose OK for adult 120lb?

I took 4mg of Zofran (ondansetron) around 2 am. Then took 6 mg around 7 am for naseau. Is this dose OK for adult 120lb?

Yes, it is OK: The recommended adult oral dosage of Zofran (ondansetron) is 24 mg given as three 8-mg tablets or 4-8 mg 3X/day as needed. Not to exceed 24mg in 24 hours. It is always prudent to discuss side effects and risks with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking Zofran (ondansetron) odt for nausea. Doc said i could double 4mg tablets. I took 2 tablets 4 hours ago is it okay take another dose?

Maybe: In general, zofran (ondansetron) is made for short-term usage, and if it has not gotten your symptoms under control yet, adding more is unlikely to help. If, however, it was helping and has worn off, taking one additional tablet would be okay. Again, in the short-term. Keep in mind zofran (ondansetron) is an opiate relative, which means if you have a drug or alcohol history or a family history, it is not your best choice. ...Read more

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I have a cough, bad nausea and fever. My doc gave me Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg 3x day. 4 isn't enough anymore can I double the dose or is that not safe?

I have a cough, bad nausea and fever. My doc gave me Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg 3x day. 4 isn't enough anymore can I double the dose or is that not safe?

Need doctor's advice: Never alter the total dose, duration, frequency of daily use, nor start/stop a prescription drug without your doctor's advice. There is room to adjust zofran (ondansetron) here, but what are you treating? More importantly, what condition has worsened in you that warrants more zofran (ondansetron)? Ask your doctor to find the cause, not just treat your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg safe if you have a healthy heart? How long after stopping the drug (i took one dose) does the risk for cardiac issues cease?

Ondansetron: Zofran (ondansetron) in doses greater than 16 mg at a time has been implicated in prolonging the qt interval. This effect would last for a few hours while the drug was in the system. A single 4 mg dose does not carry this risk. ...Read more

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Esrd pt was just discharged from long hospital stay, receiving high dose dilaudid & Zofran (ondansetron) which were d/c'd abruptly. Now acute wd sx. Help w/ mgmt?

See Previous Answer: You basically have three options: resume opiates and taper gradually to minimize withdrawal. Use subutex (buprenorphine) as a replacement opiate which has less withdrawal issues. Use meds which block withdrawal symptoms like clonidine. The problem with the last option is that it can drastidcally lower your BP which might make your dialysis management difficult. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant with third baby with extreme vomiting. Have zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg. what's the correct dose to take for pregnancy? exhausted all other options

8 weeks pregnant with third baby with extreme vomiting. Have zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg. what's the correct dose to take for pregnancy? exhausted all other options

Talk to your OB: Zofran (ondansetron) is dosed one every 12-24 hours but if your vomiting is that severe talk to your OB. Adequate nutrition is absolutely essential for a healthy baby and mom and at times hyperalimentation can be necessary. You also want to be sure that there isn't something else going on causing the nausea. Hope this helps and you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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How many 4mg Zofran (ondansetron) 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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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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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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What exactly is Zofran (ondansetron) used for?

Nausea/Vomiting: Zofran (ondansetron) 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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Is it possible to get Zofran (ondansetron) 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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Can one take Zofran (ondansetron) 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 (ondansetron). ...Read more

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Can children take motric and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Motrin? Yes, maybe: Zofran prevents vomiting, and Motrin treats fever and pain, so technically they can be taken together. However, Motrin can irritate an already sensitive stomach, so i personally would use tylenol (acetaminophen) in a patient who needs zofran. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am taking Zofran (ondansetron) 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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I have a great insurance co, nameless, I take 8mg Zofran (ondansetron) 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 (ondansetron) at 3 times a day is a medical necessity. It's worth a try. ...Read more

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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

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Could I take ondansetron if i'm not going through chemo?

Yes: Ondansetron is used in nausea due to other causes. The dose used in often different at 4 mg rather than 8 mg. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Fec-t chemotherapy, ondansetron and depression interrelated?

Fec-t chemotherapy, ondansetron and depression interrelated?

Possible: Many patients can have depression with treatment. Some estimates are 25%. The additional problems are cognitive issues associated with chemotherapy, and the impact of memory impairment. Also steroid fluctuations during treatment will add to the problems. Lastly, in breast cancer ovarian function issues will have an impact. ...Read more

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Can you get addicted to Ondansetron?

Probably not.: You can develop habitual use that is hard to change, as you can with any drug. But Ondansetron doesn't have the particulars that would make one worry abaut addiction, and it is not known to create addiction. ...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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Will ondansetron HCl 4mg make u lose your memory?

Side effecte: There are often side effects to any medication. Zofran (ondansetron) is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation, and all these treatments can have some impact on memory function. ...Read more

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Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron) together, Is it ok?

Okay: No worrisome drug interactions between Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron). Zofran (ondansetron) 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 (ondansetron) does not increase nor decrease the affects of Ativan. I hope that this information is helpful. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and ativan together?

Yes: According to Drugs.Com drug interaction checker no significant interactions have been reported between ativan & zofran (ondansetron). However, that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occure. ...Read more

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Can I take Nyquil and Zofran (ondansetron) together?

Yes: That combination shouldn't be a problem. Zofran (ondansetron) really isn't sedating. ...Read more

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What can I do for morning sickness when Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't work?

What can I do for morning sickness when Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't work?

Nausea of pregnancy: Zofran (ondansetron) is not the only medication that can safely help your nausea -- talk with your ob-gyn about other options. Also ginger may help, either tea or nibbling crystallized pieces. http://tinyurl.com/n447plo acupressure/acupuncture may help. Classical homeopathy may help also: http://tinyurl.Com/mqsufqp. ...Read more

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The last time I took Zofran (ondansetron) I got lockjaw, are there any safe alternatives?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): If you are experiencing nausea there are several options you can talk to your doctor about. An over the counter alternative is dramamine (dimenhydrinate). ...Read more

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I took 2 immodiums and a Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg about an hour ago. Can I take pepto now too?

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I took 2 immodiums and a Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg about an hour ago. Can I take pepto now too?

Yes: It should be safe as long as you have no history of a reaction to PeptoBismol and no history of chronic GI illness. Always follow the dosing directions and consult with a pharmacist regarding drug interactions. ...Read more

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I take ondansetron, but it doesn't seem like it helps. I still feel pretty nauseated. I take 8mg.

I take ondansetron, but it doesn't seem like it helps. I still feel pretty nauseated. I take 8mg.

WHY???: WHY YOU ARE NAISEATED, ? YOU NEED to find that out, there is other medicine for nausea beside what you took, but Zofran is the best so far, you can have your doctor prescribed you Phenergan, (promethazine) but it could make you sleepy, and has some potential side effect. the idea is to find out why you are nauseated and fix the cause, if you are pregnant, makes sure you minimize any medication you are taking. ...Read more

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I take 2 sometimes 3 ondansetron 4mg pills everyday for my horrible morning sickness... Is this bad for baby?

I take 2 sometimes 3 ondansetron 4mg pills everyday for my horrible morning sickness... Is this bad for baby?

Not likely...: Here's a really great summary of recent findings in the prestigious n.E.J.M (2/2013) that support ondansetron's safety during early pregnancy. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1211035. ...Read more

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I take ondansetron right now I feel nauseated I took it last three am but what it said directed take by month one every twelve hour as need can I tak?

I take ondansetron  right now I feel nauseated I took it last three am but what it said directed take by month one every twelve hour as need can I tak?

Ondansetron: Or Zofran (ondansetron) can safely be taken by mouth approximately ever 8 hours for nausea. It is sometimes given at high doses and closer together for severe nausea associated with chemothreraphy. It is also given in fairly high doses and close together during some X-Ray procedures. The point here is not to tell you to take the medicine indiscriminately, but that you will be ok, taking it 8 hours apart. ...Read more

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Since one can't access saline,zofran (ondansetron) (ondansetron) and tormadol whenever they like what are some OTC for zofran (ondansetron) and tormadol?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & naproxen: OTC meds to try to lessen nausea (in place of zofran) can include things like Dramamine (meclizine, dimenhydrinate), like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec (dyphenhydramine, loratadine, cetirizine), or like Zantac (famotidine, ranitidine). Toradol is an NSAID like OTC ibuprofen or naproxen. Not sure what you meant about saline. Salt + water = saline so you can make that easily enough. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take these: valsartan(320 mg), amlodipine(10 mg), seroquel(100 mg), concerta(54 mg), depakote(500 mg), paxil(40mg), bupropion(300mg), and Nexium (esomeprazole) (40 mg). Can this combo cause severe low bp? Help.

I take these: valsartan(320 mg), amlodipine(10 mg), seroquel(100 mg), concerta(54 mg), depakote(500 mg), paxil(40mg), bupropion(300mg), and Nexium (esomeprazole) (40 mg). Can this combo cause severe low bp?  Help.

It's possible.: Valsartan and amlodipine are the most potent BP lowering medications on the list. One can assess the combined effects by obtaining an automatic BP machine and checking ones BP sitting and standing daily. ...Read more

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