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Ondansetron

Drug Info for ondansetron

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Ondansetron is in a class of medications called serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of serotonin, a natural substance that may cause nausea and vomiting.

Ondansetron is a medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting in persons undergoing chemotherapy or other treatments for cancer. Ondansetron can be given by mouth or by injection. Ondansetron is a generic medication also available under the brand names Zofran and Zuplenz. Ondansetron was approved for use in the US in 1991. For the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatment, ondansetron use is very common.

  • Zofran
  • Zuplenz
  • Thin Sheet
  • Liquid
  • Tablet
  • Dissolving Tablet
  • By mouth
  • Into the mouth

Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.

Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

To use the disintegrating tablet: Do not open the blister pack that contains the tablet until you are ready to take it.Make sure your hands are dry. Peel back the foil, then remove the tablet from the blister pack. Do not push the tablet through the foil.Place the tablet on top of your tongue where it will dissolve in seconds. After the tablet has melted, swallow or take a sip of water.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep the soluble film in the foil pouch until you ready to use it.

To use the soluble film: Make sure your hands are clean and dry.Fold the pouch along the dotted line.While still folded, tear the pouch carefully along the edge. Remove the film from the pouch.Place the film on top of your tongue. It will dissolve in 4 to 20 seconds. Do not chew or swallow the film whole.After the film has dissolved, you may swallow with or without water.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to ondansetron.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems (including prolonged QT interval, torsade de pointes), electrolyte imbalance, stomach or bowel problems (including a recent stomach surgery), or phenylketonuria (PKU).

This medicine may cause the following problems:Heart rhythm problems, including QT prolongationSerotonin syndrome (when used with certain other medicines)Heart problems, including myocardial ischemia (low blood supply to the heart)Stomach or bowel problems

This medicine may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

Check with your doctor if severe nausea and vomiting continue after you leave the hospital or cancer treatment center.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Do not use this medicine together with apomorphine.

Some medicines can affect how ondansetron works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Carbamazepine, fentanyl, methylene blue injection, phenytoin, rifampin, tramadolDiuretics (water pills)MAO inhibitorMedicine used to treat depression (including lithium, mirtazapine, SNRIs, SSRIs)Other medicine for nausea and vomiting

This medicine may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
  • Constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain or swelling
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Anxiety, restlessness, fever, muscle spasms, twitching, seeing or hearing things that are not there
  • Chest pain, trouble breathing, pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back or neck, sweating
  • Fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness or weakness
  • Tiredness or weakness
Frequently Asked Questions

Ondansetron is often prescribed to those undergoing radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or surgery to prevent feelings of nausea often caused by these treatments. It works by blocking a chemical in the brain called serotonin that has been linked to feelings of nausea.

Similar brand-name drugs to Ondansetron available on the market in the U.S. include Zofran ODT. Consult with your doctor for more information about these drugs and to determine the best treatment for you.

The average Ondansetron price without insurance for 10 Ondansetron oral tablets dispersible 4 mg is $43. The Ondansetron price will vary depending on the dosage, quantity, and pharmacy location.

Ondansetron is the generic form of the brand-name medication Zofran ODT. Use our free coupon card to save up to 80% on the cost of either Ondansetron or the generic version when you purchase your medication at a participating local pharmacy.

Ondansetron is available in three dosage forms: oral tablet (4 mg, 8 mg and 24 mg), oral tablet dispersible (4 mg and 8 mg), and an injectable solution (4 mg/5 mL). Your doctor will determine which dosage is right for you. Always take Ondansetron as directed.

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