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Graniforce 1mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Graniforce 1mg Tablet is an antiemetic medicine commonly used to control nausea and vomiting due to certain medical conditions like stomach upset. It is also used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused due to any surgery, cancer drug therapy or radiotherapy.

Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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 Graniforce Tablet

Benefits of Graniforce Tablet

In Nausea

Graniforce 1mg Tablet blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. It is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused by cancer chemotherapy and radiation treatment (in adults and children). 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.

Side effects of Graniforce Tablet

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 Graniforce

  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Graniforce Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Graniforce 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Graniforce Tablet works

Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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 Graniforce 1mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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
Graniforce 1mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Graniforce 1mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Graniforce 1mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Graniforce 1mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Graniforce 1mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Graniforce Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Graniforce 1mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Graniforce 1mg Tablet for prevention of nausea and vomiting caused after surgery or due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • Unlike some other nausea medicines, the side effects for Graniforce 1mg Tablet are relatively mild.
  • 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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Graniforce 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

Patient Concerns

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My wife is 13 week pregnent her docter change her tablet from mvista to doxynate plus me I know the reason is both tablet aee same. Docter asked to taje doxynate plus 2 tablet at bed time.please suggest.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Doxynate is tablet to stop vomiting dear. It is ok to take them at bed time. It is widely recommended to take for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
I am 72 days pregnant. I can't able to eat anything. Always feeling vomiting. I am more worried about my baby. Will my baby get sufficient nutrition?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Please start taking Doxinate tablet thrice a day to prevent nausea. As nausea decreases, you should be able to eat properly.
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FAQs

Q. What is Graniforce 1mg Tablet used for?

Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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 Graniforce 1mg Tablet?

The most common side effects of Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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 Graniforce 1mg Tablet safe to be used in pregnant women?

Graniforce 1mg Tablet did not show any adverse effects in research studies done on animals. However, since the safety and efficiency of Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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 Graniforce 1mg Tablet better than Ondansetron?

Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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 Graniforce 1mg Tablet is more effective than Ondansetron. According to some reports, Graniforce 1mg Tablet is comparatively well tolerated, quicker in action and alleviates nausea and vomiting relatively faster.

Q. Does Graniforce 1mg Tablet cause constipation?

Yes, Graniforce 1mg Tablet 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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