Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
STORAGE: Store ondansetron between 2 C and 30 C (36 and 86 F).
Dosing for adults
Highly nauseating chemotherapy: 24 mg orally
dissolved on tongue 30 minute prior to start of a single-day chemotherapy.
Moderately nauseating chemotherapy: Take 8 mg
tablet 30 minute prior to chemotherapy and repeated in 8 hours, then 8 mg every
12 hours for 1 to 2 days after chemotherapy.
Radiation-induced nausea and vomiting: Take 8
mg orally 1 to 2 hours prior to radiation and every 8 hours after first dose, as
Post-surgery nausea and vomiting: 16 mg
orally 1 hour before anesthesia.
Dosing for children
Moderately nauseating chemotherapy (12 years
and older) : 8 mg orally prior to chemotherapy and repeated in 8 hours, then 8
mg every 12 hours for 1 to 2 days after chemotherapy.
Moderately nauseating chemotherapy (4 to 11
years): 4 mg orally 30 minute prior to chemotherapy and repeated in 4 and 8
hours after the first dose, then every 8 hours for 1 to 2 days after