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Anzemet

Generic name: is dolasetron (oral) [doe-LASe-e-tron].
Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

What is Anzemet?

Anzemet inhibits the actions of body chemicals, which can cause nausea and vomiting.Oral anzemet (taken via mouth) is used to stop nausea and vomiting that could be caused by medicines used to combat cancer (chemotherapy).Anzemet can also be prescribed for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Warnings

It is not recommended to use Anzemet if you have an allergy to dolasetron. Anzemet could result in serious heart rate issues. It is best not to take this medication in the event of a background or experience of Long QT syndrome. Ask your doctor if anyone in your family has suffered from this condition.Anzemet is typically taken one hour prior to chemotherapy or two hours prior to surgery. Inform your doctor if you do not take your medication for the prescribed period prior to the procedure.Follow the directions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Anzemet if you have an allergy to dolasetron.

To ensure that you are able to safely take this medication, consult your physician if you suffer from any of these health conditions:

  • Kidney disease
  • Considered one of the more serious heart conditions is "sick sinus syndrome".
  • Heart rhythm disorders like slow heartbeats as well as atrial fibrillation (fast irregular heart rhythm);
  • Family or personal background of qt syndrome;
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • The imbalance of electrolytes (such as low concentrations of magnesium, potassium, or magnesium in the blood).

It isn't known if Anzemet can harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor that you're pregnant.It is unclear if dolasetron is absorbed into breast milk or if it can harm nursing babies. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a child.Anzemet is not recommended for children less than 2 years old.

How to take Anzemet?

Consume Anzemet exactly as directed by your physician. Respect all instructions listed on your prescription label. Do not take this medication in smaller or larger quantities or for longer than prescribed.Anzemet is typically taken one hour prior to chemotherapy. Follow your doctor's prescriptions.Maintain at room temperature and free of heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Inform your doctor if you do not remember to take your medication within 1 hour prior to chemotherapy. Do not double up on medicine to make up for what was missed. This may only add unnecessary cost.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activities.

Side effects of Anzemet

See a doctor immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms of an allergy reaction. Anzemet: hives; breathing difficulties; swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

See your doctor right away. If you suffer from:

  • Headache, chest pain, fainting, severe dizziness, and fast heartbeats;
  • An euphoric feeling, similar to what you've passed out;
  • Low heart rate, a low breath, and a weak pulse
  • Swelling of your feet or hands
  • Minimal or no urination little or no urination
  • Serotonin levels that are elevated within the body cause hallucinations, agitation, and a rapid heart rate. Excessive reflexes, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, and loss of coordination. Fainting.

Common side effects of anzemet include:

  • Mild headaches;
  • Mild dizziness;
  • Drowsiness

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

Anzemet could cause serious heart issues, particularly when you take certain medications in conjunction, such as antidepressants, antibiotics such as heart rhythm medicine, and antipsychotic drugs, as well as medications to treat malaria, cancer, HIV, or AIDS. Discuss with your doctor the medicines you take as well as the medicines you take or stop using in the treatment you receive with this medication.

The use of Anzemet in conjunction with other medications could cause the levels of serotonin to build up in your body. This is an issue known as "serotonin syndrome," which could be fatal. Consult your physician if you also take:

  • Medications to treat depression
  • Medication to treat a psychiatric disorder
  • A drug called a narcotic (opioid) medication
  • Medication to stop vomiting and nausea.

This isn't a complete list, and a variety of other medications can interfere with dolasetron. This includes over-the-counter and prescription supplements, vitamins, as well as herbal remedies. Make a list of all your medications for any doctor who will treat you.

 

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