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.
Ondexis Syrup is generally given before any major surgery or before chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions. In case your child is about to undergo any of the above procedures, the doctor may ask you to give Ondexis Syrup to your child to prevent vomiting post-procedure. Apart from this, Ondexis Syrup is also found useful in treating vomiting caused due to diseases of the stomach. In such a case, your child’s doctor may prescribe giving Ondexis Syrup to your child for a few days. Stick to the dose for best results.
Q. What if my child takes too much Ondexis Syrup?
Ondexis Syrup is unlikely to cause harm if you give an extra dose by mistake. However, you must still speak to your child’s doctor immediately. Sometimes, excessive intake of Ondexis Syrup can cause some serious side effects like excess sleepiness, agitation, rapid heartbeat, hypertension, flushing, dilated pupils, sweating, involuntary muscle jerk, uncontrolled eye movements, overactive reflexes, and seizures. These symptoms are collectively known as serotonin syndrome. If any of these appear, consult the doctor without any delay.
Q. How should Ondexis Syrup be stored?
Ondexis Syrup should be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all the medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.
Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Ondexis Syrup?
Ondexis Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Ondexis Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
Q. In what conditions do I need to call my child’s doctor right away?
Call your child’s doctor immediately if your child develops symptoms of serotonin syndrome like irregular heartbeat, green-colored vomiting, inability to pass wind, pale skin and eyes, dark-colored urine, restlessness, and insomnia.
Q. My child is having a migraine and is on medication. Can I give Ondexis Syrup along with it?
Avoid combining Ondexis Syrup with such medicines because concomitant use of Ondexis Syrup with medicines meant to treat depression or migraine results in serotonin syndrome. Consult your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
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.