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Ondai 8mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Ondai 8mg Tablet 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.

Ondai 8mg Tablet 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 Ondai Tablet

Side effects of Ondai Tablet

Common
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

How to use Ondai 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. Ondai 8mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ondai Tablet works

Ondai 8mg 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
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Ondai 8mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondai 8mg 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
Ondai 8mg 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
Ondai 8mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondai 8mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ondai 8mg Tablet 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 Ondai 8mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ondai Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ondai 8mg 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.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Ondai 8mg Tablet for prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and after surgery.
  • Unlike some other nausea medicines, the side effects for Ondai 8mg Tablet 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

Taking Ondai with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Dear Sir/madam Pls advise whats the utility difference in : (1) Ondem-8mg & Ondem-8mg-MD (2) Evion-400 & Evion-600
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Ondem 8 mg/MD (sustained release) are the same, prescribed in different doses at different intervals, depending on the cause of nausea and vomiting.Evion is basically Vitamin E. 400 and 600 mg are two different doses, thats all.
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.
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Ondai work?

Ondai 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 Ondai?

The most common side effects of Ondai 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 Ondai?

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

Q. Is Ondai a steroid?

No. Ondai is not a steroid. Ondai 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 Ondai work for seasickness?

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

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