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Does the drug Zofran (ondansetron) have withdrawal symptoms?

Does the drug Zofran (ondansetron) have withdrawal symptoms?

NO: Zofran (ondansetron) is an antiemetic. Whatever sedation you may experience that you may think is an "addiction problem" is not. Withdrawl occurs after long periods of drugs with such addictive properties which are abruptly stopped. ...Read more

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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

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Theoretical question- can you drink the medication from an ampoule of Zofran (ondansetron) instead of injecting it and it will still be effective?

Theoretical question- can you drink the medication from an ampoule of Zofran (ondansetron) instead of injecting it and it will still be effective?

No: It is not intendec for oral use. The formulation not to be specific tends to be altered by gastric ph etc. Oral preps are researched to work specifically. ...Read more

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Child has injection site reactions on enbrel and vomits after getting shot even with Zofran (ondansetron) what would be a good alternative drug for JRA?

Child has injection site reactions on enbrel and vomits after getting shot even with Zofran (ondansetron) what would be a good alternative drug for JRA?

Other biologic.: The details of your child's history and past treatments are unknown, of course, but one could consider an alternative biologic. Each one is designed differently than others. I urge to set up a follow up with your child's pediatric rheumatologist to discuss further. Good luck and hope they feel better. ...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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Are there any interactions of these medications? I take zofran, buspar, (buspirone) and xanax as needed.

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Are there any interactions of these medications? I take zofran, buspar, (buspirone) and xanax as needed.

Zofran/Buspar: Risk does exist when Zofran is taken with Buspar, (buspirone) due to raising the Serotonin (Serotonin syndrome), depending on the doses. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can an anti-nausea medication be added to my i.v. sedation line? Such as Zofran (ondansetron) to prevent the effects of the anesthesia?

Can an anti-nausea medication be added to my i.v. sedation line? Such as Zofran (ondansetron) to prevent the effects of the anesthesia?

Discuss with anesthe: siologist. This is their call. Based on your discussion they'll determine best what to use to make your procedure as comfortable as possible. ...Read more

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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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Can emend be effective on its own for vomiting and nausea? I cant tolerate zofran (ondansetron) or zofran (ondansetron) class drugs.

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

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Can i take Zofran for nausea if i take Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl everyday for depression? I read online there was a major drug interaction.

Can i take Zofran for nausea if i take Wellbutrin (bupropion) xl everyday for depression?  I read online there was a major drug interaction.

Drug interaction..: There is a drug interaction between Zofran (ondansetron) and Wellbtutrin called "serotonin syndrome." It means an excessive amount of serotonin in the brain. Can be quite serious. Please discuss with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Could the drugs Zofran (ondansetron) and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

Could the drugs Zofran (ondansetron) and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

Zofran (ondansetron) does: Zofran (ondansetron) comes in IV form, and you can ask for it. Emend does not come in IV form as far as i know, but i don't believe emend is the right drug for postop nausea and vomiting. ...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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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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