Ondansetron is used in the prevention of nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The medicine belongs to a category of medicine called Antiemetics. Nausea is an uneasy feeling in which a person feels an urge to vomit while vomiting is the natural response to the body to forcefully discharge the stomach contents. Ondansetron is available at Max Life Sciences under the brand name Care–On. The medicine is formulated using the best quality raw materials in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Ondansetron or similar medicines.
Take the Ondansetron injection as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate the medicine. Take the injection under the guidance of your healthcare professional. Some users may notice a few side effects such as Constipation, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk), and Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness). Inform your doctor in case your side effects worsen or persist with time.
Medical Benefits of Ondansetron Injection
Ondansetron injection is an antiemetic medication primarily used in the prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and surgery. The medication belongs to a class of drugs called serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. Ondansetron works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (serotonin) in the brain that may cause nausea and vomiting during anti-cancer treatment (chemotherapy) or after surgery.
The medicine is highly beneficial in preventing nausea and vomiting associated with conditions like cancer chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, pregnancy, and motion sickness in adults and children above 4 years of age.
Directions for Use
Carefully, read the description given along with the Ondansetron injection. Do not self-administer the medicine and take the Ondansetron injection intravenously (into a vein) or intramuscularly (into a muscle) by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic. The injection is given 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy. Additional doses may be given 4 hours after the first dose of ondansetron and 8 hours after the first dose of ondansetron.
Side Effects of Ondansetron Injection
There are mild to moderate side effects of Ondansetron injection that do not last for a long time. The side effects may vary in all the users as they depend on the physiological condition and response to the therapy. Immediately inform your doctor in case your side effects persist with time or get severe. The range of side effects noticed on using the Ondansetron injection are mentioned as follows:
- Sensations of flushing
- Fast heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
Ondansetron injection may interact with other medicines and cause adverse side effects. The medicines also tend to interact with certain food items and diseases. Do not take Ondansetron injection with the following mentioned medications.
- Pain killers (acetaminophen, tramadol, ibuprofen)
- Anti-anxiety (pregabalin, lorazepam)
- Antiparkinson medicine (apomorphine)
Safety Precautions and Warnings
- Avoid consuming alcohol with Ondansetron injection as it may interact and cause adverse side effects.
- Do not take Ondansetron injection without a doctor’s consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
- Store the Ondansetron injection in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Ondansetron injection may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Avoid driving or doing anything that requires mental focus when taking this medicine.