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What is Zofran?
Zofran is an oral medication that can be used to prevent vomiting and nausea that are caused by chemotherapy (cancer drug treatment), surgery, or radiation treatment. The World Health Organization has included Zofran in its list of the most crucial medications needed in a basic health system. Zofran works by blocking the actions of the serotonin, a body chemical that triggers vomiting and nausea.
What are the indications for using Zofran?
Zofran is commonly prescribed to individuals who are undergoing chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer. This drug prevents nausea and vomiting that the chemotherapy drugs usually cause. It may also be given to individuals going through radiation treatment as well as patients who have undergone a surgery. This drug is only effective as a treatment for nausea caused by cancer treatments – it is powerless against motion sickness as well as other conditions that cause nausea and vomiting.
What is the dosage for Zofran?
Zofran is available in both, tablet form and as orally disintegrating tablets in strengths of 4mg and 8mg. The exact dosage and the exact duration of treatment should be set by the physician. The first dosage should be administered prior to the start of chemotherapy or radiation treatment. If it is in tablet form, Zofran should be consumed with some water. The orally disintegrating Zofran tablets should never be swallowed right away, but instead should be left to dissolve in the mouth.
What are the contraindications for using Zofran?
Zofran should not be used by people who have an allergic reaction to it or to drugs similar to it. It may also be unsafe for people with liver disease, stomach problems, irregular heartbeats, or recent abdominal surgeries. If you have one of these conditions tell your doctor before taking the drug. Zofran is also contraindicated for children under the age of 4 years.
What are the adverse effects of Zofran?
Just like all of the other drugs currently on the market, Zofran has been known to cause some side effects. The most common of these include dizziness, fever, confusion, weakness, fast heart rate, and a shortness of breath. Zofran may also cause painful urination, a decrease in urine volume or frequency, and difficulty passing urine. These adverse effects are quite rare, but they are possible. There is also a small possibility of Zofran causing convulsions, chest pain, cough, breathing or swallowing difficulties, loss of appetite, and other side effects.