What is Graniset-1 (Granisetron) used for?
Graniset-1 (Granisetron) prevents nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing cancer treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This drug is also given to patients who have undergone surgery to prevent nausea and vomiting. It works by inhibiting the action of a certain chemical (serotonin). Serotonin may trigger vomiting and nausea. By inhibiting its action, this drug helps to reduce nausea and vomiting.
How should I use Graniset-1 (Granisetron)?
Graniset-1 (Granisetron) tablets should be taken by mouth, exactly as directed by your physician. Patients undergoing chemotherapy are sometimes told to take this drug 1 hour before they begin chemotherapy. A second dose is sometimes taken 12 hours after the first dose. Follow the instructions of your physician. If you are undergoing radiotherapy, you may be told to take it 1 hour before beginning radiotherapy.
What are the side effects of Graniset-1 (Granisetron)?
Side effects of Graniset-1 (Granisetron) include:
If you are taking this medication and notice any other side effects, you should consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Graniset-1 (Granisetron). 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.