|(dol A se
Selective 5-HT3 Receptor Antagonist|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to dolasetron or any other part of the
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting. The
nausea and vomiting can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or from
surgery. May be used alone or with other
|How does it work?|
- Dolasetron blocks chemicals in the body that cause the problem. It
does this in the stomach and in the
|How is it best taken?|
- Take with or without food. Take with food if this medicine causes an
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities
until you see how this medicine affects you.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Feeling sleepy, tired, or dizzy. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or
activities that require you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects
- Headache. Mild pain medicine may help.
- Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing
diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Changes in thinking clearly and logically.
- Severe headache.
- Too tired or sleepy.
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in a tight, light-resistant container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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