Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using ondansetron.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided as it does cause dizziness.
Do NOT use ondansetron if:
- You are allergic to ondansetron or other containing ingredients;
- You are administering with apomorphine.
Use of ondansetron hydrochloride injection during pregnancy shows low risk. It can be used to treat morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnant women when other treatments fail. Though, there is not enough evidence for the use of ondansetron HCL in nursing mothers. Consult your doctor or health care professional before administering ondansetron HCL.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose when used for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting for adults is: 0.15mg/kg IV in 3 doses every 4 hours. For post-op nausea and vomiting, usual dose for adults is 4mg IV/IM before anesthesia or after surgery. There is not enough data for dosage recommendations for pediatric use.
Ondansetron can interact with other medications, such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifampin, tramadol, and diuretics. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins or supplements you are taking. Make sure your doctor knows about any health conditions you have before your treatment with ondansetron.
This medication can possibly cause QT prolongation, which can lead to a potentially fatal heart rhythm. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in heartbeat, shortness of breath, or fainting.
Vials should be stored in room temperature and protected from light. Ondansetron is stable at room temperature for 48 hours after diluted with IV fluids.