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Anzemet Injection




Anzemet Injection Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Anzemet

Generic Name: dolasetron (injection) (Pronunciation: doe LAY se tron)

What is dolasetron (Anzemet Injection)?

Dolasetron blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea and vomiting.

Dolasetron injection is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by surgery.

Dolasetron injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of dolasetron injection (Anzemet Injection)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • slow heart rate, weak pulse, slow breathing;
  • headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, mild dizziness;
  • pain;
  • chills, shivering, numbness or tingly feeling;
  • stomach pain, constipation;
  • anxiety, mild headache; or
  • joint or muscle pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Anzemet Injection (dolasetron mesylate injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about dolasetron injection (Anzemet Injection)?

You should not receive dolasetron if you are allergic to it.

Dolasetron can cause serious heart rhythm problems. You should not use this medication if you have a history of Long QT syndrome. Tell your doctor if anyone in your family has ever had this condition.

Before receiving dolasetron injection, tell your doctor if you kidney disease, heart disease, congestive heart failure, a heart rhythm disorder, or low potassium or magnesium levels in your blood.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use. There are many other medicines that can increase your risk of heart rhythm problems if you use them together with dolasetron.

Tell your caregivers at once if you have fast, slow, or uneven heartbeats, or if you feel like you might pass out.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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