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Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops 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.

Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops may be used alone or with other medications and can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will suggest the appropriate dose 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. However, if these side effects 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 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 for advice from your doctor.

Uses of Ondistar Oral Drops

Benefits of Ondistar Oral Drops

In Nausea

Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops 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 Ondistar Oral Drops

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 Ondistar

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

How to use Ondistar Oral Drops

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ondistar Oral Drops works

Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops 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 Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops 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
Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops 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
Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops 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 Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ondistar Oral Drops?

If you miss a dose of Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops, 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 Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops for prevention of nausea and vomiting caused after surgery or due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • Unlike some other nausea medicines, the side effects for Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops 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
Carbazole Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ondistar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops work?

Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops 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 Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops?

The most common side effects of Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops are constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and headache. However, these are usually not bothersome and resolve on their own after some time. Consult your doctor if these persist or worry you.

Q. When should you take Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops?

Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops should be taken with a full glass of water, with or without food. It should be used exactly as per the dose and duration advised by the doctor. Usually, the first dose of Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops is taken before the start of your surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Q. Is Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops a steroid?

No, Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops is an antiemetic and not a steroid. Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. It is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting which is commonly observed after surgery or due to cancer chemotherapy.

Q. Does Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops work for seasickness?

No, Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops does not work for seasickness. This is because Ondistar 2mg Oral Drops has very little effect on the nausea associated with motion sickness.

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