What is Emeset?
Emeset containing the active ingredient ondansetron is considered a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist type of medication. It works by blocking the effects of the natural substance serotonin, a chemical in the body that can trigger nausea and vomiting. The medication is primarily used to prevent and treat vomiting and nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy or in post surgery recovery.
How is Emeset used?
The initial dose of Emeset is usually taken 30 minutes prior to chemotherapy, 1 to 2 hours before the start of radiation therapy or 1 hour before surgery. Additional dosage should be taken 1 to 3 times per day or as otherwise directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not broken, chewed or crushed as it may cause too much of the medication from being released at one time.
Patients using Emeset may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Vision problems
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persists or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Emeset is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.