GRANISETRON (gra NI se tron) is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to granisetron, ondansetron, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply. This medicine is only given on the day(s) chemotherapy or radiation is given.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
methylene blue (injected into a vein)
other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm)
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored after taking this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath
fast or irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
fever and chills
loss of balance or coordination
skin rash, itching
swelling of the face, tongue, throat, hands and feet
tightness in the chest
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
constipation or diarrhea
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (56 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
swelling of the hands and feet
GRANISETRON (gra NI se tron) is an antiemetic. It is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or by surgery.
This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
This does not apply.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
fast, irregular heartbeat
irritation at site where injected
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
GRANISETRON (gra NI se tron) is an antiemetic. It is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Apply the patch to an area of the upper, outer arm that is clean and dry. Avoid injured, irritated, calloused, or scarred areas. Use a different site each time to prevent skin irritation. Do not cut or trim the patch. One patch can last for up to 7 days. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
It is important not to miss your dose. Notify your health care provider if you are not able to apply the patch 24 to 48 hours before starting chemotherapy.
The patch can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep the area of your skin where the patch is applied out of the sun. Cover the patch with clothing if you cannot keep out of the sun. Continue to keep the area covered and out of the sun for 10 days after removing the patch. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
skin irritation or skin reaction
Store in the original package at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (56 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused patches after the expiration date.