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Zofran (Overview)

Zofran is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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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.

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

Zofran (Overview)

Zofran is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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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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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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Does Zofran (ondansetron) work for motion sickness?

Does Zofran (ondansetron) work for motion sickness?

Zofran (ondansetron): No, zofran (ondansetron) does not work for motion sickness well. It is used for treating vomitings. Discuss with your doctor for better option to prevent motion sickness. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is Zofran (ondansetron) safe while pregnant?

Zofran (ondansetron) in pregnancy: Zofran (ondansetron) may be used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy. It is listed in category b for pregnancy which means that animal studies have shown no risk to fetus but human studies didn't confirm or are not available. Fetal harm is possible but unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take Zofran (ondansetron) for long periods of time?

Zofran (ondansetron): This depends on how you define a long time and what the dose is. The maximum dose was reduced a couple of years ago because of potential cardiac side effects. Nausea is generally a symptom of something else. If you are a chemotherapy patient, zofran (ondansetron) is fine. Otherwise, check with your physician as to why you are needing zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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Is there anything stronger and/or faster than Zofran (ondansetron) odt8mg. Pills for quick use when needed for preventing a cyclic vomiting spell?

See below: A higher dose of zofran can cause several side effects. You can, however, alternate zofran with a few other anti-emetics so different types of meds are used, thereby reducing the toxicity but hopefully improving your nausea symptoms. Ask your doctor if it is medically indicated & safe for you. Examples include compazine, reglan, & phenergan (promethazine). ...Read more

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I took a Zofran (ondansetron) around 11am and then had blurred vision and dizziness for about 2 hrs, but it went away. Its now 10pm. Is this a normal side effect?

I took a Zofran (ondansetron) around 11am and then had blurred vision and dizziness for about 2 hrs, but it went away. Its now 10pm. Is this a normal side effect?

Side effects: Dizziness is a normal side effect. Blurry vision can indicate a serious side effect. You should stop taking zofran (ondansetron) at this point and talk to your doctor about controlling your nausea with another type of medication. ...Read more

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Is it true ondansetron causes drowsyness. What is the side effects?

Yes: Drowsiness is reported with this medication. The most common side effects are transient headache and dizziness. Constipation and diarrhea are also reported. Some patients experience anxiety. All of these side effects are reported with almost any medication. ...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 of time 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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I took butterbur and Zofran (ondansetron) for a migraine this am. Are there any harmful interactions?

I took butterbur and Zofran (ondansetron) for a migraine this am. Are there any harmful interactions?

Insufficient data: Butterbur is an herb and unfortunately there is insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness or check drug interaction.
There are many traditional abortive medications that are fda approved with sufficient data of evidence based medicine.
Rec. Consult with headache or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the combination of phenergan (promethazine) and Zofran hurt me?

Is it possible for the combination of phenergan (promethazine) and Zofran hurt me?

Yes: These medications are metabolized ny the same enzyme system and can be dangerous when used together. Check with your prescriber or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix medication while pregnant? I'm currently taking antibiotics, zofran, and tylenol (acetaminophen) I'm 7 weeks pregnant

That combo ok: It is a very smart question to think about the interactions your medications may have. But these medications are safe in pregnancy and together in combination. ...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?

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.
https://tinyurl. Com/yc9bvu99 ...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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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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