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If Zofran (ondansetron) caused QTc prolongation, would QT int. Go back to normal after stopping the medication? Or is this a permanent change?

If Zofran (ondansetron) caused QTc prolongation, would QT int. Go back to normal after stopping the medication? Or is this a permanent change?

BACK TO NORMAL: Ondansetron (Zofran) primarily blocks potassium channels, prolonging the QT interval, but these changes are acute, transient and reversible. Concern was for IV formulation in doses higher than 16 mg. ...Read more

Dr. James Henning
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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?

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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What are some medicines to stop nausea? I tried Zofran (ondansetron) but it doesn't work.

See details: Has the problem been thoroughly evaluated medically? Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Establish the cause first. ...Read more

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Does Zofran (ondansetron) cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it after being on it for 20 months?

Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea: If you stop a medicine for nausea, most likely you will experience a rebound effect after stopping the medication. Zofran (ondansetron) does not produce tolerance, therefore there will be not discontinuation syndrome or physical withdrawal if not taken anymore. Hopefully the cause for the nausea has disappeared and stopping zofran (ondansetron) will not cause any problems. ...Read more

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I've been taking zofran for about 2 years because lexapro (escitalopram) makes me sick. Can I stop zofran or do I have to taper off? 4mg 2x's a day. How do I taper?

I've been taking zofran for about 2 years because lexapro (escitalopram) makes me sick. Can I stop zofran or do I have to taper off? 4mg 2x's a day. How do I taper?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Should be tapered to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes switching to low dose Prozac (fluoxetine) helps with the discontinuation symptoms. Any change in antidepressant therapy should've done under physician supervision. ...Read more

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How long does Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg 3xs day stay in your system. My last does was last night I only took for 6 days. My dr said to stop. When can I take zofran

How long does Buspar (buspirone) 5 mg 3xs day stay in your system. My last does was last night I only took for 6 days. My dr said to stop. When can I take zofran

Buspar/clearance: Under ordinary circumstances, the Buspirone should clear in 12-24 hrs, although traces could be detected in urine (if we could test). I don't believe there would be any interference if you are or not on Zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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Took Zofran (ondansetron) and had temp blurred vision but it went away. What usually causes the blurred vision, and if it went away and I stop meds, should I worry?

Took Zofran (ondansetron) and had temp blurred vision but it went away. What usually causes the blurred vision, and if it went away and I stop meds, should I worry?

Possible drug effect: While blurred vision is not a listed side effect of Zofran (ondansetron), (ondansetron) uncommon side-effects can occur with any medicine. The fact that the blurred vision went away when you stopped the drug suggests that the drug caused it. The only way to prove that would be to restart Zofran (ondansetron) and see if it recurs. The best recommendation is to avoid Zofran (ondansetron) altogether. ...Read more

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Does zofran (ondansetron) stop nausea from panic attacks?

Does zofran (ondansetron) stop nausea from panic attacks?

It can: Yes, the medication can short-circuit nausea and vomiting due to panic attacks. Better solution might be to reduce the panic attacks themselves either entirely or by intensity and frequency. Then, Zofran (ondansetron) becomes a non-issue. ...Read more

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Does zofran (ondansetron) stop/prevent all nausea? I.e. reflux, medications, virus, etc.

Does zofran (ondansetron) stop/prevent all nausea? I.e. reflux, medications, virus, etc.

Great medicine: Zofran (ondansetron) is very safe works sensually, meaning via the central nervous system, and works on as far as I know, all types of nausea. Nausea that persists should be evaluated for other diseases that may be more serious than a simple minor gastrointestinal virus ...Read more

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I'd toddlers are throwing up 3xs p/day or more but no fever or other symptoms what can I do to make it stop? Er.Dr says its a stomachvurus gave Zofran (ondansetron)

I'd toddlers are throwing up 3xs p/day or more but no fever or other symptoms what can I do to make it stop? Er.Dr says its a stomachvurus gave Zofran (ondansetron)

Vomiting toddler: If er doctor has examined the child and did not find any other evidence of infection anywhere else and the abdominal exam was normal, then a tetative diagnosis of a viral ifection is correct. It should be treated with fluod replacement with electrolyte solution and other apprpriate fluids and in cases where vomiting is continuing then a short course of Zofran (ondansetron) for not more then 24 hours is appropiate. ...Read more

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Would Zofran be able to stop vomiting caused by severe menstruation cramps?

Exam: Please see your MD for a full history and physical. Ondansetron 4mg IM would be helpful in that situation but don't diagnose yourself. Get a full exam including a serum pregnancy test and rule out important causes of secondary dysmenorrhea like appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, and ovarian cysts or torsion.
Birth control is also helpful in the treatment of dysmenorrhea. Http://tinyurl. Com/hdjxks6 ...Read more

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I have been throwing up non-stop for 24 hours. Not pregnant. No other symptoms. Huge migraine, shaking and dizzy. What can I do? Took zofran (ondansetron).

I have been throwing up non-stop for 24 hours. Not pregnant. No other symptoms. Huge migraine, shaking and dizzy. What can I do? Took zofran (ondansetron).

See a physican ASAP: If you have been throwing up continuously for 24 hours, you need to see a physician quickly to find the underlying cause. Make sure you keep yourself hydrated and get electrolytes in you as well. Fluid solution with sugar & slight salt will help you retain more water in your system. Store bought gatorade will also do the trick. Hope you feel better soon. Go to the er and get help. ...Read more

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What exactly is Zofran (ondansetron) used for?

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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Zofran dissolvable oral expired May 2015. Still effective if I take it now?

Zofran dissolvable oral expired May 2015. Still effective if I take it now?

Yes: Http://www. Health. Harvard. Edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything

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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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What is Zofran (ondansetron) taken for? I was prescribed Zofran (ondansetron) back in january 2012 but I don't remeber what it's taken for.

Zofran (ondansetron): It blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea & vomiting. It can cause blurred vision & feeling like u would pass out. ...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 take exlax with zofran?

Absolutely.: Zofran is for nausea.
Exlax is to treat constipation.

They do not interact with each other, so unless you have an allergy or intolerance to one or both medicines, they should be fine to take together. Feel better! ...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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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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Can a one time dose of iv zofran cause side effects after 14 hours?

Zofran: Pharmacological studies on Zofran show that patients with moderate to severe hepatic impairment (liver) may have an extended half life of Zofran. In most patients over half the drug is gone in 5.7 hours. Older patients may take longer to clear Zofran as well. It really depends what side effects you are talking about as well.
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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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Are there any long term negative effects from taking too much zofran (ondansetron)?

Many drug: Interactions -any h/x liver disease, minimal dosing. Not meant as a long duration medication to my knowledge. ...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?

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 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.
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I left Zofran pills in the foil wrapping, inside the box in my bag in the car for 2days. Car wasn't extremely hot but def hotter than should be. Effects?

I left Zofran pills in the foil wrapping, inside the box in my bag in the car for 2days. Car wasn't extremely hot but def hotter than should be. Effects?

Well: If Madison stay around room temperatures they're generally fine if they get a little warmer they can get weaker if they get too hot they can become ineffective. If they're too hot they degrade and are not effective at all ...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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Zofran (Definition)

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