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.
Ontome 4mg Tablet MD 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 Ontome 4mg Tablet MD?
The most common side effects of Ontome 4mg Tablet MD 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 Ontome 4mg Tablet MD?
Ontome 4mg Tablet MD 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 Ontome 4mg Tablet MD is taken before the start of your surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Q. Is Ontome 4mg Tablet MD a steroid?
No, Ontome 4mg Tablet MD is an antiemetic and not a steroid. Ontome 4mg Tablet MD 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 Ontome 4mg Tablet MD work for seasickness?
No, Ontome 4mg Tablet MD does not work for seasickness. This is because Ontome 4mg Tablet MD has very little effect on the nausea associated with motion sickness.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 11th Mar 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.