Ondansetron Oral Solution IP Uses, Side effects

Ondansetron Oral Solution IP uses

Medicine typeAntiemetic
Prescription requiredYes
Route of administrationOral
UsesNausea & Vomiting
Side effectsHeadache, Diarrhea, Dizziness
PrecautionsHypersensitivity

General uses of Ondansetron Oral Solution IP

Ondansetron Oral Solution IP is an antiemetic medicine. It is generally used in children for the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting.

It is used to treat chemotherapy-induced vomiting, drug-induced vomiting, and postoperative nausea and vomiting.

When Ondansetron Oral Solution IP is prescribed?

Ondansetron Oral Solution IP is generally prescribed for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting. It may be prescribed in children for:

  • Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea & Vomiting (CINV).
  • Radiation-Induced Vomiting
  • Postoperative Nausea & Vomiting
  • Drug-Induced Vomiting

Side effects of Ondansetron Oral Solution IP

Ondansetron Oral Solution IP may cause some side effects like:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness

Precautions

Hypersensitivity: You should avoid giving this medicine to your child if he/she is hypersensitive (allergic) to ondansetron.

How to use Ondansetron Oral Solution IP?

Take the dose of Ondansetron Oral Solution IP as prescribed by your doctor.

You can take this medicine with or without having a meal.

Try to use a measuring cup for the exact prescribed quantity.

Shake well before use.

Storage of Ondansetron Oral Solution IP

Store Ondansetron Oral Solution IP at room temperature.

Keep this medicine away from direct sunlight.

Do not freeze or refrigerate this medicine.

Tell your doctor if:

  • Your child is allergic to ondansetron.
  • Your child is taking some other medicines.
  • Your child has any liver disease.

What is Ondansetron Oral Solution IP?

It belongs to the class of drugs known as 5HT3 antagonists. It is used in the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting.

How does Ondansetron Oral Solution IP work? / Mechanism of action

Ondansetron Oral Solution IP works by blocking the serotonin 5HT3 receptors. Blocking the 5HT3 receptors results in inhibiting the CTZ (chemoreceptor trigger zone). Stimulation of CTZ is usually responsible for vomiting reflux. Thus blocking the CTZ helps block the vomiting center and thus inhibiting vomiting reflux. This result help treat nausea and vomiting.

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Brands of Ondansetron Oral Solution IP in India

Emeset SyrupCipla Ltd
Vomikind SyrupMankind Pharma Ltd
Periset SyrupIpca Laboratories Ltd
Ondem SyrupAlkem Laboratories Ltd

Some FAQs

What are the uses of the Ondansetron Oral Solution IP?

Ondansetron Oral Solution IP is an antiemetic medicine. It is generally used in children for the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting.

What is the dose and duration of Ondansetron Oral Solution IP for children?

The dose and duration of Ondansetron Oral Solution IP usually depend on the condition for which it is being used and it usually varies with the medical conditions. You should always consult your doctor about the dose and duration of this medicine.

Can I use Ondansetron Oral Solution IP for motion sickness?

No, Ondansetron Oral Solution IP would not be effective for motion sickness.

Is it safe to use Ondansetron Oral Solution IP for children?

Yes, It is probably safe to use Ondansetron Oral Solution IP for children but it should be clearly prescribed by your doctor.

Summary

Ondansetron Oral Solution IP is a prescription medicine. It is used in the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting.

It is usually prescribed for treating and preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting, radiation-induced vomiting, postoperative nausea and vomiting, and drug-induced vomiting.

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Sahil Nasa (B. Pharma)
Sahil Nasa (B. Pharma)

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