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Instantino 0.25mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Instantino 0.25mg Injection 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.

Instantino 0.25mg Injection will not relieve other side effects associated with cancer treatments. It is given under the supervision of a doctor and may be used alone or with other medications. Your doctor will give you the appropriate dose of the medicine depending on what you are taking it for. It is important that you keep having the injections until your doctor decides it is safe to stop them. After this, your doctor may prescribe tablets instead of the injections. 

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include injection site pain, headache and constipation. 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. However, if these side effects bother you or do not go away, consult your doctor who 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 you are 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 Instantino Injection

Side effects of Instantino Injection

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 Instantino

  • Injection site pain
  • Constipation
  • Headache

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site pain
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.

How to use Instantino Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Instantino Injection works

Instantino 0.25mg Injection 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 Instantino 0.25mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Instantino 0.25mg Injection 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
Instantino 0.25mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Instantino 0.25mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Instantino 0.25mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Instantino 0.25mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Instantino 0.25mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Instantino 0.25mg Injection is recommended.

What if you forget to take Instantino Injection?

If you miss a dose of Instantino 0.25mg Injection, 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 Instantino 0.25mg Injection for prevention of nausea and vomiting caused after surgery or due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • Instantino 0.25mg Injection is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor.
  • 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
Isoquinoline and Quinuclidine Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Instantino work?

Instantino starts working within half an hour to 2 hours. It dissolves rapidly into the bloodstream and starts showing its effect.

Q. What are the side effects of Instantino?

The most common side effects of Instantino are constipation and headache. However, these are usually not bothersome and resolve on their own after sometime. If these persist or worry you, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Instantino a steroid?

No, Instantino is an antiemetic and not a steroid. Instantino is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist prescribed for the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused after a surgery or due to cancer chemotherapy.

Q. Does Instantino work for seasickness?

No, Instantino does not work for seasickness. This is because Instantino has very little effect on the nausea associated with motion sickness.

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References

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