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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?
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
Can emend be effective on its own for vomiting and nausea? I cant tolerate zofran (ondansetron) or zofran (ondansetron) class drugs.
Preventively only: Emend s effective when administered ahead of time to prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy but isn't effective after the fact. Emend has quite a number of side effects and interactions with other medications. You need to discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But ask a physician for advise on dosing and whether it is actually needed. ...Read more
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
Many drug: Interactions -any h/x liver disease, minimal dosing. Not meant as a long duration medication to my knowledge. ...Read more
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