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Can you tell me if I am taking Zofran (ondansetron) can I eat a grapefruit?

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

Dr. James Henning
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Why do I often throw up after taking zofran (ondansetron)?

Why do I often throw up after taking zofran (ondansetron)?

Nausea: Zofran (ondansetron) is a medicine usually taken to prevent nausea and vomiting -- like with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. Usually it's given before these treatments. Can be given for 1-2 days after the treatment too. But if you're throwing up after taking it, it sounds like it isn't working for you. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Experiencing constipation after taking Zofran (ondansetron) what laxative would be recommended to relieve this?

Experiencing constipation after taking Zofran (ondansetron) what laxative would be recommended to relieve this?

maybe none: I suggest you avoid chemicals if possible. Eat a balanced diet, move a bit, and stay hydrated. If you must use something, keep in simple. Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) as directed, should work on someone who's not already taking it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I take to ease the symptoms of flagyl? I already suffer from really bad nausea and am taking Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg

What can I take to ease the symptoms of flagyl? I already suffer from really bad nausea and am taking Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg

Flagyl: Not sure what you are taking Flagyl for. Try taking it on a full stomach. If you still do not tolerate it, speak to your doctor who may be able to switch it to another medication depending on your diagnosis. ...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?

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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8wks preg and have been taking zofran (ondansetron) as needed. Heard it causes birth defects. I don't take it daily just as needed. Will the baby be ok?

8wks preg and have been taking zofran (ondansetron) as needed. Heard it causes birth defects. I don't take it daily just as needed. Will the baby be ok?

Category B=safe: This drug is listed as a category "B" drug during pregnancy. This label is applied to drugs where existing studies show no fetal effect in the 1st or later trimesters. Since there is a lack of large scale studies on this and many other meds, it cannot be put in class A, the safest, but it is about as safe as true research can show. ...Read more

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I am sick and nauseous I keep vomiting and gagging. I'm pregnant and taking zofran (ondansetron). I have taken 4 pills today and not working. Anything else to take?

I am sick and nauseous I keep vomiting and gagging. I'm pregnant and taking zofran (ondansetron). I have taken 4 pills today and not working. Anything else to take?

A few ideas: There's Reglan (metoclopramide) you can try. And a new drug that's on the market called diclegis. Here's a great website discussing your options: http://www.Uptodate. Com/contents/nausea-and-vomiting-of-pregnancy-beyond-the-basics. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my baby's birth defects are from me taking Zofran (ondansetron) while pregnant?

Is it possible that my baby's birth defects are from me taking Zofran (ondansetron) while pregnant?

Zofran (ondansetron) and pregnancy: Need more information. What are your baby's birth defects? Zofran (ondansetron) is category B in pregnancy and is thought to be relatively safe, however, the safety of the drug for the fetus is still under study. ...Read more

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Does taking Zofran (ondansetron) make stomach virus last longer?

More's not better: Zofran (ondansetron) may slow the transit time in the gut and rarely the bowels can stop moving. Therefore, potential to prolong the period in wh/a virus is in contact w/the gut. In a study in children w/vomiting gastroenteritis who took zofran (ondansetron) x 48 hrs, return to the er w/diarrhea was higher in the kids w/zofran (ondansetron). Another study gave 1 dose & the er return was less w/zofran (ondansetron) but kids had more diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the chances I get qt prolongation or abnormal heart rhythm from taking Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg tabs for nausea?

What are the chances I get qt prolongation or abnormal heart rhythm from taking Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg tabs for nausea?

Unlikely-but watch : Zofran (ondansetron) can cause qt prolongation which can produce dangerous cardiac arrhythmias and even sudden cardiac death. This would be unlikely at this dosing but should be watched for particularly if low potassium or calcium, or familial qtprolongation (such as in familial sudden cardiac death). Use of other drugs that prolong qt could result in higher likelihood of dangerous qt prolongation w zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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Will taking Zofran (ondansetron) help prevent the stomach flu going around here bad!

Will taking Zofran (ondansetron) help prevent the stomach flu going around here bad!

NO: Zofran (ondansetron) is simply for the naseau associated with the viral gastroeneteritis (stomach flu), and will not prevent the illness. ...Read more

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Can you take zofran (ondansetron) when you are taking sertraline 50mg daily. Taking zofran (ondansetron) for stomach flu?

Serotonin syndrome?: Using zofran (ondansetron) and sertraline can cause a condition called serotonin syndrome. But for few doses,it may not happen. But if encounter confusion, blurry vision, stiffness, fever, tremors, sweating, fast heart rates, high r low BP, nausea, vomiitng, and.cramprs, sleepiness stop the zofran (ondansetron) and contact your PCP immediately as sometimes, even with just few doses itself it can happen ...Read more

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I have been nauseated for weeks, taking phenagen, Zofran (ondansetron) and still not helping. Any ideas or suggentions?

I have been nauseated for weeks, taking phenagen, Zofran (ondansetron) and still not helping. Any ideas or suggentions?

See your doc: Multiple causes for nausea —? Pregnancy, diabetes, hepatitis, etc
you need a thorough evaluation with history, physical exam, basic lab evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with severe nausea. I have been taking 16mg Zofran (ondansetron) at once. Is that ok. My doc said its fine, but im double checking?

I'm pregnant with severe nausea. I have been taking 16mg Zofran (ondansetron) at once. Is that ok. My doc said its fine, but im double checking?

Appropriate but...: Taking this much at once is not unheard-of but should not be done often. I regularly prescribe 4-8mg and if that doesn't work then try a different drug. Most doctors only use 16mg when preparing patients for surgical nausea and vomiting. ...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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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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