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Took Zofran (ondansetron) throughout my pregnancy and delivered a baby girl... now Zofran (ondansetron) is being recalled due to birth defects..what do I do should I be worried?

Took Zofran (ondansetron) throughout my pregnancy  and delivered a baby girl... now Zofran (ondansetron) is being recalled due to birth defects..what do I do should I be worried?

Healthy baby :): Zofran (ondansetron) is pregnancy category B meaning that there are no controlled studies on human pregnancy and that in animal studies there has not been harm to the fetus. That being said, if you gave birth to a healthy baby girl all you need to do is enjoy her and not worry - any birth defects that have been pointed at zofran (ondansetron) (but not scientifically proven) would have been noted after birth. ...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?

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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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