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Ramosetron

INFORMATION

Uses

Ramosetron is used in vomiting.

How it works

Ramosetron inhibits the action of serotonin, a chemical that can trigger nausea and vomiting.

Common side effects

Numbness of tongue, Rash, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headache, Hiccup, Hot flashes, Itching, Skin redness, Warm sensation

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Expert advice

  • Take Ramosetron 30 minutes before your food.
  • If you vomit within 30 minutes after taking the Ramosetron, take the same amount again. If vomiting continues, check with your doctor.
  • If Ramosetron 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 Ramosetron if you are nauseous to swallow a tablet or capsule.
  • If you are using Ramosetron 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.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)