Ondansetron 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.
Odestron 2mg Injection 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 Odestron 2mg Injection?
The most common side effects of Odestron 2mg Injection 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. Is Odestron 2mg Injection a steroid?
No, Odestron 2mg Injection is an antiemetic and not a steroid. Odestron 2mg Injection 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 Odestron 2mg Injection work for seasickness?
No, Odestron 2mg Injection does not work for seasickness. This is because Odestron 2mg Injection has very little effect on the nausea associated with motion sickness.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Aug 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.