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Kytril

What is Kytril

Kytril blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that may cause nausea and vomiting.

Kytril is used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and anesthesia used during surgery.

Kytril may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

General medical information about Kytril

Take each oral dose with a full glass of water.

Kytril can be taken with or without food.

What you should find out before taking Kytril

Before taking Kytril, tell your doctor about any other medical conditions that you have and about any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, that you take. You may need a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.

Kytril is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Kytril without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or if you are planning a pregnancy.

It is not known whether Kytril passes into breast milk. Do not take Kytril without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should take Kytril

Take Kytril exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each oral dose with a full glass of water.

To ensure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid form of Kytril with a dose-measuring spoon, cup, or dropper not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.

Kytril can be taken with or without food.

Store Kytril at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

If you miss a dose:

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

What happens if you overdose:

Seek emergency medical attention.

The only known symptom of a Kytril overdose is headache.

Avoid while taking Kytril

There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or activities during treatment with Kytril unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Possible side effects of Kytril

If you experience any of the following uncommon but serious side effects, stop taking Kytril and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
- an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, or hives);
- irregular heartbeats; or
- muscle cramps or uncontrollable movements.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Kytril and talk to your doctor if you experience
- headache;
- fatigue, drowsiness, or dizziness;
- anxiety or agitation; or
- diarrhea or constipation.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect Kytril

Kytril has not been reported to interact with other medicines. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, during treatment with Kytril.

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