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.
Onstal 4mg Tablet 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 Onstal 4mg Tablet?
The most common side effects of Onstal 4mg Tablet 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. When should you take Onstal 4mg Tablet?
Onstal 4mg Tablet should be taken with a full glass of water, with or without food. It should be used exactly as per the dose and duration advised by the doctor. Usually, the first dose of Onstal 4mg Tablet is taken before the start of your surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Q. Is Onstal 4mg Tablet a steroid?
No, Onstal 4mg Tablet is an antiemetic and not a steroid. Onstal 4mg Tablet 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 Onstal 4mg Tablet work for seasickness?
No, Onstal 4mg Tablet does not work for seasickness. This is because Onstal 4mg Tablet 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.