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Megaset Syrup

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Overview

Introduction

Megaset Syrup is an anti-emetic 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.

Megaset Syrup may be used alone or with other medications and can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will suggest the appropriate dose you need depending on what you are taking it for. The first dose is normally taken before the start of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. After these treatments, take any further doses as prescribed by your doctor (normally only for a few days at most). Take it regularly at the same time(s) each day to get the most benefit. Be careful not to take too much.

This medicine does not relieve other side effects associated with cancer treatments. Also, it has little effect on vomiting caused by motion sickness. The most common side effects of taking this medicine include headache, diarrhea or constipation and feeling tired. 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. The side effects may be preferable to nausea and vomiting you might experience without this medicine.

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 other medicines you might be taking, 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 advice from your doctor.

Uses of Megaset Syrup

Side effects of Megaset Syrup

Common
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

How to use Megaset Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Megaset Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Megaset Syrup works

Megaset Syrup 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
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Megaset Syrup does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megaset Syrup 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
Megaset Syrup 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
Megaset Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Megaset Syrup is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Megaset Syrup is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Limited information is available in patients taking this medicine for more than one day.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Megaset Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Megaset Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Megaset Syrup, 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 Megaset Syrup for prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and after surgery.
  • Unlike some other nausea medicines, the side effects for Megaset Syrup are relatively mild.
  • It comes in many different forms that do not need to be swallowed, such as a film that goes on the tongue or a dissolving pill.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Megaset work?

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

Q. What are the side effects of Megaset?

The most common side effects of Megaset are constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, 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. When should you take Megaset?

Megaset can be taken with or without food. The first dose of Megaset is usually taken before the start of your surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully. Take Megaset with a full glass of water.

Q. Is Megaset a steroid?

No. Megaset is not a steroid. Megaset is an antiemetic and selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist prescribed for the treatment of nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy and also used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting after surgery.

Q. Does Megaset work for seasickness?

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

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