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Ondet 4 MG Tablet

Manufactured byNeuron Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsOndansetron
Description
Ondet 4 MG Tablet is an antiemetic medicine used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting caused by surgery, cancer medicines (chemotherapy) or radiation therapy. It works by blocking a natural substance called serotonin in the brain that causes nausea and vomiting. This medicine starts to work in 1 to 2 hours. Common side effects of Ondet 4 MG Tablet are constipation, headache and dizziness. Do not use this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have any disease conditions like liver disease, heart failure, slow heartbeats, electrolyte imbalance, stomach or intestine blockage disorders before using this medicine. Always make sure that Ondet 4 MG Tablet is safe for you to use. You may have to take this ondansetron tablet 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy, 1-2 hours before the start of radiation therapy, or 1 hour before surgery. If you vomit this medicine within one hour of taking it, then you need to repeat the dose.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ondet 4 MG Tablet

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chills
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Fast or slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness

Uses of Ondet 4 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Radiation induced nausea and vomiting
  • Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
  • Post operative nausea and vomiting
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The onset of action for ondansetron tablets can be observed within 2 hours of administration. It stops you from feeling sick immediately.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of ondansetron tablets lasts for a duration of 12 to 28 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Ondet 4 MG Tablet
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Ondet 4 MG Tablet is relatively safe to use in pregnant women. It is sometimes used to treat nausea and vomiting during the first trimester. But it is known to cause birth defects, particularly heart and kidney defects and therefore should only be used upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Ondet 4 MG Tablet can be used in breastfeeding mothers or not. An alternate medication may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Allergy

Avoid taking Ondet 4 MG Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. Allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Apomorphine

Apomorphine is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The combined use of Ondet 4 MG Tablet and apomorphine is not recommended due to the risk of lightheadedness, loss of consciousness, and low blood pressure.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Ondet 4 MG Tablet is relatively safe to use in pregnant women. It is sometimes used to treat nausea and vomiting during the first trimester. But it is known to cause birth defects, particularly heart and kidney defects and therefore should only be used upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Ondet 4 MG Tablet can be used in breastfeeding mothers or not. An alternate medication may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.
General warnings

Electrolyte imbalances

Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood should be corrected before starting treatment with Ondet 4 MG Tablet.

Intestinal obstruction

Use Ondet 4 MG Tablet cautiously in patients with intestinal obstruction diseases such as colon cancer, Crohn's disease or diverticulitis because this medicine can delay the time for food to move through the entire intestine (bowel transit time).

Serotonin syndrome

Serotonin syndrome is a condition where your body produces too much of a chemical called serotonin. This occurs when you take medicines that cause high levels of serotonin in your body. This chemical helps your brain cells and nerve cells to communicate with each other. But too much serotonin causes extreme nerve cell activity and serious symptoms. Caution should be taken when Ondet 4 MG Tablet is used along with other same class of medications like granisetron, dolasetron, etc., as it may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose with Ondet 4 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Phenytoin

Tramadol

Amiodarone

Apomorphine

Carbamazepine

Disease interactions

QT Prolongation

Ondet 4 MG Tablet may cause a heart rhythm problem called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance) in some patients who are taking heart medications. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats.

Liver Disease

The primary conversion of Ondet 4 MG Tablet to its active form happens in the liver. Therefore patients with liver diseases need special consideration while taking Ondet 4 MG Tablet.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Ondet 4 MG Tablet as instructed by your doctor. Avoid eating heavy meals before taking ondansetron. Eat small snacks or light foods and also drink water to avoid dehydration while taking this medicine. Ondansetron tab is available as strength of ondansetron 4 mg tablet, ondansetron 8 mg tablet and ondansetron 24 mg tablet.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Ondet 4 MG Tablet works by blocking a natural substance called serotonin in the brain that causes nausea and vomiting.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antiemetics, 5HT3 receptor antagonists

Schedule

Schedule H

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