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Dr. James Henning
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My ob prescribed Zofran for morning sickness. Everything I've read says that this can cause defects. I don't want to question my Dr, but is it safe?

My ob prescribed Zofran for morning sickness. Everything I've read says that this can cause defects. I don't want to question my Dr, but is it safe?

Low risk: It is a category B drug, meaning that there have been no well-controlled studies on the effects of the drug on pregnant women. Though the risk are minimal to none, if you don't feel comfortable with take the medication there are other options such as Diclegis, which is a category A drug. It's good to bring up your concerns to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed Zofran and reglan (metoclopramide) for 10 yr old. Reglan (metoclopramide) has blackbox warning. Don't want to use it. What are the alternatives. Zofran not working alone.

Dr prescribed Zofran and reglan (metoclopramide) for 10 yr old. Reglan (metoclopramide) has blackbox warning. Don't want to use it. What are the alternatives. Zofran not working alone.

Many options, but: You should talk to your pcp and explain your concern (s). There re many antiemetics available. However, to take this type of medication without medical history is under-standard of care. Example: Promethazine is a great antiemetic, but is contraindicated inchildren with liver disease. The medication interaction is a factor to consider. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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My husband took my 4 year old daughter to the ER yesterday, explained that she vomited dark green bile. They put her on an IV, prescribed her Zofran (ondansetron)?

My husband took my 4 year old daughter to the ER yesterday, explained that she vomited dark green bile. They put her on an IV, prescribed her Zofran (ondansetron)?

And your question?: Without examining your daughter (which the ER doctor no doubt did) or having access to her ER database, we can't second-guess the ER physician's approach to her care. Please arrange for follow-up with her pediatrician ASAP. ...Read more

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My husband took my 4 year old daughter to the ER yesterday, explained that she vomited dark green bile. They put her on an IV & prescribed her Zofran (ondansetron)?

My husband took my 4 year old daughter to the ER yesterday, explained that she vomited dark green bile. They put her on an IV & prescribed her Zofran (ondansetron)?

For nausea/hydration: IV fluid is given when vomiting has been severe enough to cause dehydration. Zofran (ondansetron) is used to treat nausea. Usually with children, vomiting is caused by a short-lived viral illness or simple stomach upset which will get better on its own. If she continues to vomit and/or starts to have stomach pain, see your pediatrician at once. ...Read more

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I take Zofran (ondansetron) off for bouts of nausea but it takes too long to work, can Zofran (ondansetron) for injection be prescribed or is it just for hospital use?

I take Zofran (ondansetron) off for bouts of nausea but it takes too long to work, can Zofran (ondansetron) for injection be prescribed or is it just for hospital use?

Prescription only...: ...But the bigger question is why you are having so much nausea. Ask your doctor if your medications could be contributing to this problem. Nausea is listed as a side effect of all three of your medications! ...Read more

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Can I take 100mg Zoloft, 75mg Wellbutrin, (bupropion) 5mg Valium, 10mg Zocor, and 8mg Zofran on the same day (all prescribed to me)? Should I space the doses out?

Can I take 100mg Zoloft, 75mg Wellbutrin, (bupropion) 5mg Valium, 10mg Zocor, and 8mg Zofran on the same day (all prescribed to me)? Should I space the doses out?

Interaction possible: Both Zofran (ondansetron) and Zoloft (sertraline) increase QTc interval of the cardiogram, and both can increase the serotonin effect. These effects may be problematic for some people. Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft can increase each others' levels which may be problematic. Best to discuss with your prescriber, especially if you experience significant side effects. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed levaquin (levofloxacin) for a sinus infection. I have also been extremely nauseous, so he gave zofran. How should I take these 2 together?

My doctor prescribed levaquin (levofloxacin) for a sinus infection. I have also been extremely nauseous, so he gave zofran. How should I take these 2 together?

Ans: You can take these together. Me squib can be very hard on the stomach. Eat with the evasion and coat the stomach. You will tolerate the medicine better. Also drink hot fluids like chicken broth to get the steam to open the sinus ...Read more

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14 year old daughter has extreme stomach pain and nausea, she weighs about 95 pounds. She was previously prescribed 4mg of zofran but ran out, would it be safe for her to take 8mg? She is being diagnosed from a GI doctor and is in a med trial to try and

14 year old daughter has extreme stomach pain and nausea, she weighs about 95 pounds. She was previously prescribed 4mg of zofran but ran out, would it be safe for her to take 8mg? She is being diagnosed from a GI doctor and is in a med trial to try and

Check with doc: Unfortunately this sounds like a more complicated issue than simply doubling the dose which can bring on side effects of the medicine. It would be best to check with her doctor. ...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?

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 (Definition)

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