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.
Versetron 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 Versetron?
The most common side effects of Versetron 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 Versetron a steroid?
No, Versetron is an antiemetic and not a steroid. Versetron 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 Versetron work for seasickness?
No, Versetron does not work for seasickness. This is because Versetron 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.