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Graniden 1mg Tablet MD

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Product introduction

Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is an antiemetic medicine commonly used to control nausea and vomiting caused due to any surgery, cancer drug therapy, or radiotherapy.

Graniden 1mg Tablet MD will not relieve other side effects associated with cancer treatments. It also has little effect on vomiting caused by motion sickness. You should take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. But, it is better to take this medicine at a fixed time. Remember, you should not stop taking this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor. In case you vomit within one hour of taking a dose, then take another dose and avoid heavy meals throughout the day.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include headache, constipation, diarrhea, and weakness. Dizziness and sleepiness may also occur, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. These symptoms should disappear when you stop taking the medicine but if they bother you or do not go away, your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have heart or liver problems or a blockage in your stomach or intestines. Also, tell your doctor about any other medicine that you might be using, especially medicines to treat epilepsy, heart problems, cancer, and depression. These may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask for advice from your healthcare team.

Uses of Graniden Tablet MD

  • Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy

Benefits of Graniden Tablet MD

In Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy

Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused due to some medicines or cancer treatment. It blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably from cancer treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Side effects of Graniden Tablet MD

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Graniden

  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Graniden Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Graniden 1mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Graniden Tablet MD works

Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is an antiemetic medication. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (serotonin) in the brain that may cause nausea and vomiting during anti-cancer treatment (chemotherapy) or after surgery.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Graniden 1mg Tablet MD. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Graniden 1mg Tablet MD does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Graniden 1mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Graniden 1mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Graniden Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Graniden 1mg Tablet MD, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Graniden 1mg Tablet MD for prevention of nausea and vomiting caused after surgery or due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • It is fast-acting and starts working within 30 minutes.
  • If you vomit within one hour of taking a dose, take another dose.
  • Avoid heavy meals and try eating small nourishing snacks throughout the day. Also, sip water regularly to help avoid dehydration.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Indazole Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Serotonin antagonists (5-HT3 antagonists)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Graniden with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Acicod, Montokuf, Codine Sulphate
Serious
Brand(s): Parvodex
Serious
Brand(s): Nalfy, Nacphin, Ruffy
Serious
Brand(s): Wintal
Serious

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FAQs

Q. What is Graniden 1mg Tablet MD used for?

Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is an antiemetic medicine used to treat and prevent nausea or vomiting caused after any surgical procedure or due to certain medicines, stomach upset, or cancer treatment. It also prevents nausea due to motion sickness to some extent.

Q. What are the side effects of Graniden 1mg Tablet MD?

The most common side effects of Graniden 1mg Tablet MD are sleepiness, weakness, headache, constipation and diarrhea. However, these are not usually bothersome and resolve in some time on their own. Consult your doctor, if the symptoms worry you or persist for a longer duration. Your doctor will suggest ways to cope up with these side effects and to prevent them in future.

Q. Is Graniden 1mg Tablet MD safe to be used in pregnant women?

Graniden 1mg Tablet MD did not show any adverse effects in research studies done on animals. However, since the safety and efficiency of Graniden 1mg Tablet MD in pregnant women is unknown. It is not recommended to be used in women who are pregnant women or if you are planning to conceive unless prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Is Graniden 1mg Tablet MD better than Ondansetron?

Graniden 1mg Tablet MD and Ondansetron belong to the same class of medicines, that is serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. Both these medicines help prevent nausea and vomiting effectively. However, some studies suggest that Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is more effective than Ondansetron. According to some reports, Graniden 1mg Tablet MD is comparatively well tolerated, quicker in action and alleviates nausea and vomiting relatively faster.

Q. Does Graniden 1mg Tablet MD cause constipation?

Yes, Graniden 1mg Tablet MD may cause constipation as one of the common side effects. However, this is usually not bothersome. Taking a fiber-rich diet can enhance your digestion and avoid constipation. You may also consider taking laxatives for relief and drink plenty of water too. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may worsen your constipation. If you still face issues, please consult your doctor to know about ways to treat it.

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