Anzemet (Dolasetron Mesylate)
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Dolasetron Mesylate Information
DOLASETRON (dol A se tron) is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -heart disease -history of irregular heartbeat -kidney disease -low levels of magnesium or potassium in the blood -an unusual or allergic reaction to dolasetron, granisetron, ondansetron, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take this medicine more often than directed. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications: -certain medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole -cisapride -dofetilide -dronedarone -pimozide -thioridazine -ziprasidone This medicine may also interact with the following medications: -antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS -beta-blockers like atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol -calcium channel blockers like diltiazem, verapamil -certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances -cimetidine -daunorubicin -digoxin -diuretics -doxorubicin -epirubicin -fentanyl -flecainide -linezolid -MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate -methylene blue (injected into a vein) -other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm) -quinidine -rifampin -tramadol
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Check with your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any sign of an allergic reaction. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -breathing problems -chest tightness -confusion -dizziness -fast or irregular heartbeat -feeling faint or lightheaded, falls -fever and chills -loss of balance or coordination -seizures -sweating -swelling of the feet or hands -tremors -unusually weak or tired Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -constipation or diarrhea -headache
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Dolasetron Mesylate Monohydrate Oral tablet