Zofran was marked in earlier times and is replaced by the name of Ondansetron used to eliminate nausea, vomiting and effects of surgery on the human system. Broadley, its medical uses include and treat any of the following: cancer, postoperative surgery, pregnancy, vomiting and gastroenteritis.
Chemotherapy-induced vomiting and nausea is treated by the 5-HT3 receptor the essential medicine.
A number of medications including ondansetron appear to be effective in controlling postoperative nausea and vomiting. It is still to be ascertained that if the drug is comparatively all right than the other
other agents like droperidol, metoclopramide, or cyclizine.
The drug is used after other drugs have failed to offset the morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum of pregnancy. The clinical trials have shown the drug to be safe in the whole process of pregnancy.
The drug is one of the several drugs used overcoming the feeling of vomiting.
It was found to be giving satisfactory results for the treatment of gastroenteritis and dehydration.
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Depending on the experience of the doctor and condition of the patient, the drug may be taken orally, before or after the start of the treatment of chemotherapy or any surgery. The patient must pay particular attention to the instructions given and should not remain in doubt about the specifics of medicine to take.
When taken in liquid form, to be particular for the quantity intake. Use the specialized measuring spoon and not the ordinary household spoon. Particular attention is paid to the time of intake of the liquid dose. It is taken 1 or 2 days after the treatment. It will be prudent to take a dose at the same time on the days directed. The dosage does not exceed 8 milligrams in 24 hours for patients having a liver problem. The quantity may be varied depending on the conditions and the response to the treatment given, Always ask the doctor or the pharmacist so as to be clear on quantity and time to take the medicine.
Give details to the doctor for the feeling or any other symptoms the patient feels.
All in all the there are not any serious side effects of the drug.
No specific treatment is available for ondansetron overdose; patients are managed with supportive measures. An antidote to ondansetron is not known.Via