This medication is an antiemetic, prescribed for nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy drugs. It blocks a chemical named as serotonin that can cause vomiting.
Adult: Oral-The recommended dose is 2 mg once daily or 1 mg twice daily.
It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth with or without food.
Caution needed in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney disease, pregnant and breastfeeding women.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Patient may develop with increased risk of heart disease, if it so consult with your doctor.
Headache, constipation, weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain and indigestion.
Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting.
Liver: Elevated level of liver enzymes.
Heart: High/low blood pressure, chest pain and fainting.
Central Nervous System: Dizziness, sleeplessness, anxiety and drowsiness.
Other: Fever, decreased appetite, anemia, hair loss and decreased platelet count.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C) and in airtight container. Protect from light.
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