ondansetron 32 mg premixed solution - injection, Zofran
GENERIC NAME: ONDANSETRON 32 MG PREMIXED SOLUTION - INJECTION (on-DANS-eh-tron)
BRAND NAME(S): Zofran
USES: This medication is used alone or with other medications to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. It works by blocking one of the body's natural substances (serotonin) that causes vomiting.
HOW TO USE: After removing the bag from the outer wrapper, check for small leaks by squeezing the container firmly, and check this product visually for particles or discoloration. Ondansetron solution for injection should be clear and colorless. If leaks, particles, or discoloration is present or the container is damaged, do not use the liquid. If you have any questions about the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist.To prevent nausea from chemotherapy, premixed ondansetron solution is given into a vein (IV) by a health care professional, usually over 15 minutes or as directed by your doctor. This drug is usually started 30 minutes before your chemotherapy treatment begins. Do not give this medication any faster than recommended because this may increase the chance of serious side effects such as blurred vision or slowed/irregular heartbeat.Your may be switched to a medication you can take by mouth and your doctor may direct you to continue this medication for 1 or 2 days after your chemotherapy treatment.Inform your doctor if your nausea/vomiting is not controlled or if it worsens.
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