What is Ondansetron? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Ondansetron? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Ondansetron, which is also sold under the brand name Zofran, is a drug that is used to stop nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery for cancer.
Ondansetron was patented in 1984 and was approved for use in medicine in 1990. It is on the List of Essential Medicines maintained by the World Health Organization.


Ondansetron is taken to stop nausea and vomiting after surgery, chemotherapy for cancer, or radiation treatment.
There are uses for ondansetron that are not listed in this medication guide.


Ondansetron is available as a tablet, a film, an oral solution (liquid), and a tablet that dissolves quickly. Ondansetron is usually taken one hour before surgery, one to two hours before starting radiation therapy, or 30 minutes before starting chemotherapy. During chemotherapy or radiation therapy, additional doses may be taken one to three times daily for one to two days after treatment has ended.
If you are taking a tablet that dissolves quickly, take it out of the package just before you take your dose. To open the bundle, don't attempt to push the tablet through the foil sponsorship of the rankle. Instead, peel back the foil backing with dry hands. Place the tablet on top of your tongue right away after gently removing it. The tablet can be swallowed with saliva as it dissolves quickly.

Side effects:

QT prolongation and severe allergic reaction are serious side effects, while common side effects include diarrhea, constipation, headache, sleepiness, and itching.


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.
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