What is Zofran
blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that may cause
nausea and vomiting.
is used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer
chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
General medical information about Zofran
Zofran orally disintegrating tablets (Zofran ODT) can be taken
with or without water. Do not remove the tablet from the blister
until immediately before taking a dose. Do not try to push
the tablet through the foil backing, the tablet may break.
With dry hands, peel back the foil backing of one blister
and gently remove the tablet. Immediately place the tablet
on your tongue where it will dissolve in seconds, then swallow
with saliva. Administration with water is not necessary.
Who should not take Zofran Before taking Zofran, tell your doctor if you have
liver disease. You may require a dosage adjustment or special
monitoring during treatment.
The Zofran ODT (orally
disintegrating tablets) contain phenylalanine. Phenylketonuric
patients should be aware that both the 4 mg and 8 mg tablets
contain less than 0.03 mg of phenylalanine.
is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is
not likely to harm an unborn baby. Do not take Zofran without
first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or if you
are planning a pregnancy.
It is also not known whether
Zofran passes into breast milk. Do not take Zofran without
first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a
How should take Zofran Take Zofran exactly as directed by your doctor. If
you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist,
nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
regular tablet with a full glass of water.
orally disintegrating tablets (Zofran ODT) can be taken
with or without water. Do not remove the tablet from the
blister until immediately before taking a dose. Do not try
to push the tablet through the foil backing, the tablet
may break. With dry hands, peel back the foil backing of
one blister and gently remove the tablet. Immediately place
the tablet on your tongue
Where it will dissolve in seconds,
then swallow with saliva. Administration with water is not
To ensure that you get a correct dose,
measure the liquid form of Zofran with a special dose-measuring
spoon or cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do
not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.
Zofran can be taken with or without
Store Zofran 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 your next dose, skip the missed
dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do
not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if you overdose: Seek emergency medical attention.
of a Zofran overdose are not well known but might include
headache, temporary blindness, constipation, faintness,
and heart problems.
Avoid while taking Zofran There are no restrictions on foods, beverages, or
activities during treatment with Zofran unless otherwise
directed by your doctor.
Possible side effects of Zofran If you experience any of the following uncommon but
serious side effects, stop taking Zofran and seek emergency
medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your
throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- irregular heartbeats; or
- muscle cramps
or uncontrollable movements.
Other, less serious
side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take
Zofran and talk to your doctor if you experience:
- 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 Zofran
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 during treatment with Zofran.