Zofran (ondansetron) is a medication that inhibits the actions of chemicals that provoke nausea and vomiting. This medication can be used to prevent these conditions if they are caused by surgery or medications used to treat cancer.
This drug should be avoided in people, allergic to ondansetron or similar drugs including dolasetron, granisetron, and palonosetron.
Zofran is contraindicated for the use in people taking apomorphine (Apokyn).
Prior to starting the treatment with Zofran, your healthcare provider should be informed about your medical conditions, particularly if you have liver disease or Long QT syndrome.
This medication can provoke certain serious side effects including blurred vision, temporary vision loss, slow heart rate, difficult breathing, anxiety, agitation, shivering, or decreased urination. If any of the above mentioned reactions are observed, get medical help right away.
Seek medical attention promptly if you have the following symptoms of overdose: sudden loss of vision, constipation, dizziness or fainting.
Zofran is typically not harmful to an unborn baby, nevertheless, your healthcare provider should know if you are pregnant before prescribing this medication to you. It is not recommended to use this drug without first consulting the medical professional if you are nursing a baby.
Zofran is not indicated for the treatment of children younger than 4 years of age.
Zofran should be used as it is prescribed by the medical professional. You may take it with or without food. The drug should be administered with a full glass of water.
For safe and effective treatment, before you start the use of this drug, tell your medical advisor if you use any other medicines, especially: arsenic trioxide, tramadol, antibiotics, antidepressants, heart rhythm medicines, nausea and vomiting medications, migraine headache medications, narcotic medications, seizure medications, and a number of others.