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Onkam 8 mg Tablet

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Composition for Onkam 8 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Onkam 8 mg Tablet

MRP
43.05
₹4.3/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Onkam Tablet

Uses of Onkam Tablet

Onkam 8 mg Tablet is used in the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting.

Onkam Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Onkam are Fatigue, Headache, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Decreased oxygen level in blood.

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

How Onkam Tablet works

Onkam 8 mg 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.

In Depth Information on Onkam Tablet

Expert advice for Onkam Tablet

  • Take Onkam 8 mg Tablet 30 minutes before your food.
  • If you vomit within 30 minutes after taking the Onkam 8 mg Tablet, take the same amount again. If vomiting continues, check with your doctor.
  • If Onkam 8 mg Tablet is used for a short duration, for e.g. 6 -10 days, the risk of side-effects is minimal (well-tolerated).
  • You can use oral disintegrating film/strip (medicated strip that dissolves when comes in contact with a wet surface) form of the Onkam 8 mg Tablet if you are nauseous to swallow a tablet or capsule.
  • If you are using Onkam 8 mg Tablet in the form of oral disintegrating film/strip:
    • Make sure your hands are dry.
    • Immediately place the film/strip on the top of the tongue.
    • The film/strip will dissolve in seconds and you can swallow it with your saliva.
    • You do not need to drink water or other liquids to swallow the film/strip.
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Onkam Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Onkam Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Onkam 8 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Onkam 8 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Onkam 8 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Onkam 8 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Onkam 8 mg 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
There is limited information available on the use of Onkam 8 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Onkam Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Onkam 8 mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Onkam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Ondansetron

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 Onkam with omeprazole?
Onkam 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 Onkam. So, these two medicines can be taken together.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Onkam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Onkam with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Acidion, Dionindon
Onkam with Nalbuphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nalbuphine: Nalfy, Nacphin, Ruffy
Onkam with Morphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Morphine: Morphitroy, Morcontin, Morcon
Onkam with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Onkam with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Onkam with Codeine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Codeine: Montokuf, Codine Sulphate, Codeine Phosphate, Markodin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dextropropoxyphene: Parvodex
Onkam with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine, Dolowin Old
Onkam with Fluvoxamine
MODERATE
Onkam with Citalopram
MODERATE
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