Ondansetron Tablets– Cohistron tablet contains the antiemetic medication Ondansetron, which is used to treat nausea and vomiting. It works by inhibiting the function of a chemical messenger in the brain (serotonin), which can produce nausea and vomiting during anti-cancer treatment (chemotherapy) or after surgery, cancer medication therapy, or radiotherapy.
Uses of Ondansetron Tablets
- Ondansetron tablet is highly effective in preventing nausea and vomiting that can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. It works by blocking the action of a chemical called serotonin, which is released in response to these treatments and can trigger nausea and vomiting.
- It is usually taken both before and after chemotherapy or radiation. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably from these treatments.
- It is also effective at preventing nausea and vomiting after an operation (in adults only). The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but always take this medicine as it is prescribed.
Precautions to use Ondansetron Tablets
If you have heart or liver problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines, tell your doctor before taking the Ondansetron tablet. Also, inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking, particularly those for epilepsy, heart disease, cancer, or depression. These may influence or be influenced by this medication. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Direction to Use
Ondansetron pills can be taken with or without meals and can be used alone or in combination with other drugs. Depending on the reason you’re taking it, your doctor will recommend an appropriate dose. The initial dose is typically administered before the initiation of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy. Following these treatments, take any additional doses prescribed by your doctor (usually only for a few days at most). To get the most out of it, take it at the same time(s) every day. Take care not to overdo it.
Possible Side Effects of Ondansetron Tablets
Other side effects associated with cancer treatments are not alleviated by ondansetron tablets. It also has minimal effect on motion sickness-induced vomiting. The most common side effects of this medication include headache, diarrhea, constipation, and tiredness. When you stop taking the medication, these symptoms should go away. If these side effects affect you or do not go away, your doctor may be able to recommend strategies to avoid or reduce them.