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Granisetron HCl intraven.
GRANISETRON - INJECTION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

GRANISETRON - INJECTION

(gran-ISS-eh-tron)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Kytril

Uses

This medication is used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It is also used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting after surgery.

How To Use

This medication is administered by injection into a vein over 5 minutes by a health care professional usually 30 minutes before chemotherapy is given.

Side Effects

Diarrhea, constipation, change in taste, headache, fever, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, agitation, and anxiety may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop a skin rash, a rapid, Notify your doctor if you develop: skin rash, pounding or irregular heartbeat, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

This medication should be avoided if possible during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing liver disease or any allergies.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

This medication is only to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. It is not to be used for nausea and vomiting due to other causes.

Missed Dose

It is important that each dose be used prior to chemotherapy as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor who will help establish a new dose schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

This medication should be stored at room temperature and used within 24 hours. Check the expiration date on the label and properly discard of any unused medication after that time.