Information about Ramosetron

Ramosetron Uses

Ramosetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting.

How Ramosetron works

Ramosetron 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.

Common side effects of Ramosetron

Headache, Constipation
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Available Medicine for Ramosetron

IbsetZydus Cadila
3751 variant(s)
NoziaZydus Cadila
45 to ₹942 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ramosetron

  • You have been prescribed Ramosetron for prevention of nausea and vomiting caused after surgery or due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • Unlike some other nausea medicines, the side effects for Ramosetron are relatively mild.
  • It comes in many different forms that do not need to be swallowed, such as a film that is placed on  the tongue or as 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.

Frequently asked questions for Ramosetron


Q. How quickly does Ramosetron work?

Ramosetron 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 Ramosetron?

The most common side effects of Ramosetron are constipation 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 Ramosetron?

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

Q. Is Ramosetron a steroid?

No. Ramosetron is an antiemetic and not a steroid. It is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, prescribed for the treatment of nausea and vomiting occurring after a surgery or due to cancer chemotherapy.

Q. Does Ramosetron work for seasickness?

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


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