What is Emeset (Ondansetron) used for?
Emeset (Ondansetron) is an oral medication prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy. It operates by blocking the actions of certain chemicals in the area of the brain that triggers these symptoms to prevent their occurrence. It may also be used to treat nausea caused by other similar procedures. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted conditions, as well.
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)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Emeset (Ondansetron) include:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience more serious side effects such as anxiety, faintness, severe dizziness, blurry vision, slowed heart rate, difficulty breathing, or urinary retention. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of application, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not use Emeset (Ondansetron) if you are allergic to ondansetron or if you are lactose intolerant. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you are having surgery on the tonsils or adenoid or if you have low potassium levels, heart failure, an intestinal obstruction, decreased liver function, or if you are taking any medicines to treat an irregular heart rate. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage or application frequency.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.