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Ondem 4 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Ondem Tablet

Ondem 4 Tablet is a medicine used to prevent you from feeling or being sick (nausea and vomiting) during and after chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment for cancer. It is known as an anti-emetic drug and is also used to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery.

Ondem 4 Tablet will not relieve other side effects associated with cancer treatments. It may be used alone or with other medications and can be taken with or without food. The amount you take will depend on what you are taking it for, and your doctor will tell you what is appropriate. 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.

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 the 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 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 advice from your doctor.

Uses of Ondem Tablet

Ondem Tablet side effects

Common
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

How to use Ondem 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. Ondem 4 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ondem Tablet works

Ondem 4 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.

Ondem Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Ondem 4 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondem 4 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondem 4 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
Ondem 4 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondem 4 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ondem 4 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 Ondem 4 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Ondem Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ondem 4 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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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Ondem 4 Tablet for prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and after surgery.
  • Unlike some other nausea medicines, the side effects for Ondem 4 Tablet are relatively mild.
  • It comes in many different forms that you don't have to swallow, 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 Ondem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zosert
MODERATE
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
MODERATE
Brand(s): Vocita
MODERATE
Brand(s): Kopram, Ecit, Escnx
MODERATE
Brand(s): Flotin, Fluxen
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ondem

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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
Diabetes Specialist
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.
I have 4 month pregnancy & using ondem tab for nausea and vomiting it is safe ? I have also face constipation problem so which medicine is safe to relieve constipation.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Use ondem only when required Also can take isabgul for constipation with hot milk
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FAQs

Q. What is Emset/ondem/Vomikind/Zafran/ Ranidom used for?

Emset/Ondem/Vomikind/Zafran are some of the brand names of ondansetron, which is used to treat nausea and vomiting. Ranidom is a brand containing the active ingredient Esomeprazole, which is used to treat acidity

Q. Can I take ondansetron for nausea/vomiting/stomach flu/food poisoning/motion sickness/diarrhea/pain?

Ondansetron can be taken for nausea, vomiting or motion sickness if prescribed by your doctor. It is not used to treat food poisoning, pain or stomach flu

Q. Can I take ondansetron with Tylenol/Pepto bismol/azithromycin/ xanax/ vicodin/ oxycodone/ hydrocodone?

There is no evidence of interaction of ondansetron with Tylenol (paracetamol)/Pepto bismol (bismuth salicylate)/azithromycin/ Xanax (alprazolam)/ Vicodin (aspirin and hydrocodone)/oxycodone/hydrocodone. However, please consult your doctor before use

Q. Can ondansetron make you sleepy?

Ondansetron may cause sleepiness/dizziness. If you notice such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q. Does ondansetron contain acetaminophen/aspirin/penicillin?

No. Ondansetron is by itself a chemical compound. It does not contain acetaminophen, aspirin or penicillin

Q. Is ondansetron antibiotic/anti-histaminic/sulfa drug?

No. Ondansetron is not an anti-biotic, sulfa drug or an anti-histaminic. It is an anti-emetic drug used to treat nausea and vomiting

Q. Is Emeset safe for infants/toddlers?

Emeset should not be used in infants/toddlers unless prescribed by the doctor

Q. Is Ondansetron an OTC drug?

No. Ondansetron is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter

Q. Is ondansetron a controlled substance?

No. Ondansetron is not a controlled substance.

Q. Q. Can I take Ondem with omeprazole?

Ondem is an anti-emetic medicine which helps in relieving nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting. No harmful effects have been seen when omeprazole is used with Ondem. So, these two medicines can be taken together.

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References
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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