Zofran (Ondansetron) is a prescription antiemetic medication that is used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused by surgery, cancer chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Ondansetron belongs the class of medications called serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. This medication works by blocking the action of serotonin that may cause nausea and vomiting. This medication may be taken with or without food as directed by your doctor.
Our Canadian Pharmacy is currently offering the brand Zofran IV vial from Canada by Sandoz, tablets from UK and Turkey by GSK and Canada by Novartis. We also carry the Zofran suppository from UK by Novartis. The generic Ondansetron is available from Canada, India and United Kingdom by different manufacturers. Zofran IV vial is available in the strength of 2 mg/ml vial, the tablets are available in the strength of 4 mg and 8 mg and the suppository is available in the strength of 16 mg.
The common side effects of Zofran may include constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, lightheadedness and tiredness.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Chest pain;
• Muscle spasm or stiffness;
• Severe dizziness;
• Slow or fast or irregular heartbeat;
• Stomach pain;
• Vision changes
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Zofran if you are allergic to Ondansetron or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm. Ondansetron may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown whether this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
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