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ondansetron

ondansetron

Generic for Zofran®
Generic for Zofran®

Prepare for Nausea and vomiting

GeneralMedication

Introduction

Ondansetron (generic for Zofran) is an anti-nausea medication, and prevents nausea and vomiting. It's in a class of medications called 5-HT3 antagonists that work by tricking the nausea centers in the brain. Ondansetron can be used to treat the symptoms of nausea and vomiting from non-serious causes, such as food poisoning, as well as more serious causes.

When to avoid

Avoid if you have certain heart rhythm problems (long QT syndrome) or if you take psychiatric medication.

When is it dangerous

Recognize that if someone continues to have nausea and vomiting, especially with abdominal pain, there might be a serious underlying cause. (See Abdominal Complaints section). Ondansetron can be dangerous in combination with certain psychiatric medications, including SSRIs, SNRIs, MAOIs, and others, because it can lead to serotonin syndrome. Ondansetron can cause changes in the heart's rhythm (QT prolongation) that could be fatal.

When is it used

Nausea and vomiting ondansetron 4 mg dissolve in mouth once

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