dolasetron - oral, Anzemet

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GENERIC NAME: DOLASETRON - ORAL (doe-LAS-e-tron)

BRAND NAME(S): Anzemet

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is used alone or with other medications to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drug treatment (chemotherapy). Dolasetron belongs to a class of medications called 5-HT3 blockers. It works by blocking one of the body's natural substances (serotonin) that causes vomiting.This form of dolasetron should not be used to prevent nausea or vomiting after surgery because of the risk of serious side effects. However, the injection form of this medication may be used after surgery. Ask your doctor for details.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually within 1 hour before your cancer chemotherapy or within 2 hours before surgery, or as directed by your doctor. This medication may be taken with or without food. However, your doctor may tell you not to eat before chemotherapy or surgery.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. The usual maximum dose is 100 milligrams. For children, the dosage may also be based on age and weight. Take this medication exactly as directed to get the most benefit from it. Do not take more medication or take it more often than prescribed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

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