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General Information on Granisetron

Generic Name : Granisetron

Pronunciation : gra ni' se tron

Latest prescription information about Granisetron. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiemetics

Why is Granisetron Prescribed? (Indications)

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.

When should Granisetron not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Granisetron?

Adult: Oral-The recommended dose is 2 mg once daily or 1 mg twice daily.

How should Granisetron be taken?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Granisetron?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Granisetron?

•  Most Common: 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.

What are the other precautions for Granisetron?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Granisetron?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C) and in airtight container. Protect from light.

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