What is Emeset (Ondansetron) used for?
Emeset (Ondansetron) is used in the prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as to help prevent these symptoms after surgery. This drug works by inhibiting a natural substance in the body, serotonin, which may cause vomiting.
How should I use Emeset (Ondansetron)?
Emeset (Ondansetron) tablets are taken orally. Patients are normally directed to take the first dose 30 minutes before chemotherapy, 1 to 2 hours prior to commencing radiation therapy or 1 hour before surgery. You may be directed to take additional doses, possibly 1 to 3 times per day during radiation therapy or chemotherapy, and for 1 to 2 days after treatment. Always follow the instructions of your physician.
What are the side effects of Emeset (Ondansetron)?
Some side effects of Emeset (Ondansetron) may occur. You should consult your physician immediately if you notice pain in the stomach, muscle spasms, changes in vision or fainting.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Emeset (Ondansetron). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.