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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in patients who have exhibited hypersensitivity to other selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonists.
ECG changes including QT interval prolongation has been seen in patients receiving ondansetron. In addition, post-marketing cases of Torsade de Pointes have been reported in patients using ondansetron. Avoid ondansetron hydrochloride in patients with congenital long QT syndrome. ECG monitoring is recommended in patients with electrolyte abnormalities (e.g., hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia), congestive heart failure, bradyarrhythmias or patients taking other medicinal products that lead to QT prolongation.
The development of serotonin syndrome has been reported with 5-HT3 receptor antagonists alone. Most reports have been associated with concomitant use of serotonergic drugs (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors, mirtazapine, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, and intravenous methylene blue). Some of the reported cases were fatal. Serotonin syndrome occurring with overdose of ondansetron hydrochloride alone has also been reported. The majority of reports of serotonin syndrome related to 5-HT3 receptor antagonist use occurred in a post-anesthesia care unit or an infusion center.
Symptoms associated with serotonin syndrome may include the following combination of signs and symptoms: mental status changes (e.g., agitation, hallucinations, delirium, and coma), autonomic instability (e.g., tachycardia, labile blood pressure, dizziness, diaphoresis, flushing, hyperthermia), neuromuscular symptoms (e.g., tremor, rigidity, myoclonus, hyperreflexia, incoordination), seizures, with or without gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea). Patients should be monitored for the emergence of serotonin syndrome, especially with concomitant use of ondansetron hydrochloride and other serotonergic drugs. If symptoms of serotonin syndrome occur, discontinue ondansetron hydrochloride and initiate supportive treatment. Patients should be informed of the increased risk of serotonin syndrome, especially if ondansetron hydrochloride is used concomitantly with other serotonergic drugs (see PRECAUTIONS and OVERDOSAGE).
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Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including cisplatin ≥ 50 mg/m 2. Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy. Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with radiotherapy in patients receiving either total body irradiation, single high-dose fraction to the abdomen, or daily fractions to the abdomen. Prevention of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting. As with other antiemetics, routine prophylaxis is not recommended for patients in whom there is little expectation that nausea and/or vomiting will occur postoperatively. In patients where nausea and/or vomiting must be avoided postoperatively, ondansetron hydrochloride tablets, ondansetron orally disintegrating tablets, and ondansetron hydrochloride oral solution are recommended even where the incidence of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting is low. Close
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The active ingredient in ondansetron orally disintegrating tablets, USP is ondansetron base, the racemic form of ondansetron, and a selective blocking agent of the serotonin 5-HT3 receptor type. Chemically it is (±) 1, 2, 3, 9-tetrahydro-9-methyl-3-[(2-methyl-1 H-imidazol- 1-yl)methyl]-4H-carbazol-4-one. It has the following structural formula:
The molecular formula is C18H19N3O representing a molecular weight of 293.4.
USP disintegration test pending.
Each ondansetron orally disintegrating tablet, USP intended for oral administration contains 4 mg or 8 mg of ondansetron base. In addition, each ondansetron orally disintegrating tablet, USP contains the following inactive ingredients: aspartame, calcium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, polacrilin potassium, sodium starch glycolate, strawberry flavor and talc. Ondansetron orally disintegrating tablets, USP are a orally administered formulation of ondansetron which rapidly disintegrates on the tongue and does not require water to aid dissolution or swallowing.
Tobramycin Solution Manufacturers
Rebel Distributors Corp
H.j. Harkins Company, Inc.
Preferred Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Rebel Distributors Corp
Lake Erie Medical Dba Quaity Care Products Llc
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
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