About Emeset: Emeset (Ondansetron) is a medical drug that is indicated in patients using other medicine to treat different cancer conditions. This medicine is prescribed to help reduce and prevent the occurrence of nausea and vomiting which are common side effects for most cancer treatment medicine. The medicine is also indicated to patients who have just been operated on and are suffering from symptoms of nausea and vomiting. The medicine has been found effective in treating those two conditions for post-operative and cancer patients and may not be effective to treat the same symptoms as a result of different conditions such as motion sickness or any other condition that has not been mentioned here.
How to use Emeset
Your physician will give you specific details concerning your treatment using Emeset (Ondansetron), and you are encouraged to adhere. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, your doctor will instruct you to take the medicine up to 30 minutes before undergoing the procedure. For radiation therapy, an hour or two before the procedure and an hour for patients scheduled for surgery. If there are other dosages, they should be taken not more than three times in a day or as per the prescriptions by your doctor. You may choose to take the medicine with or without food but for both cases, it is recommended that you take together with a glass of water. Take the tablets whole as they come without splitting, chewing, crushing or dissolving them.
You should only use this medicine if your physician has prescribed it for you. It is not an over-the-counter drug and patients are strictly prohibited to self-medicate this medicine. Your doctor will prescribe for you a dosage that is unique to your condition. Do not share your dosage with a different patient even if you both suffer from the same conditions. In case Emeset (Ondansetron) is ineffective for your condition, do not increase or lower your dosage but rather schedule an appointment with your doctor for further advice.
Emeset Side Effects
It is possible for patients using Emeset (Ondansetron) to experience unwanted side effects. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include diarrhea, flushing, fatigue, lightheadedness or dizziness, vision problems, constipation, and headaches. There may be other side effects that have not been referenced here. Talk to your physician about other possible side effects and how to handle them. Remember to contact your doctor immediately you notice any sign of side effects.
Emeset (Ondansetron) is not suitable for use by all patients. If you are breastfeeding, are pregnant or are trying to conceive, notify your doctor before you commence on your treatment using the medicine. Also, ensure that you have informed your doctor about other medicine (supplements, herbal products, prescriptions, and non-prescriptions) that you are currently using before being prescribed a dosage of Emeset.
During treatment, stop using the medicine and immediately consult your doctor if your experience any signs of allergic reactions. Some symptoms that will help you identify allergic reactions include chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives, swelling, difficulties in breathing and swallowing.