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Anzemet Tablets Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
- What are the possible side effects of dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
- How should I take dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Anzemet Tablets)?
- What happens if I overdose (Anzemet Tablets)?
- What should I avoid while taking dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
- What other drugs will affect dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Anzemet Tablets)?
Tell your doctor if you forget to take your dose within 1 hour before chemotherapy or 2 hours before surgery. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Anzemet Tablets)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
Tell your doctor if you use other medications that can affect heart rate, especially:
- arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
- droperidol (Inapsine);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip), clomipramine (Anafranil), or desipramine (Norpramin);
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Arelan), or mefloquine (Lariam);
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
- other medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, such as ondansetron (Zofran), granisetron (Kytril), or palonosetron (Aloxi);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- narcotic medication such as levomethadyl (Orlaam), or methadone (Dolophine, Methadose).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with dolasetron. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dolasetron.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Anzemet Tablets Information
- Anzemet Tablets Drug Interactions Center: dolasetron oral
- Anzemet Tablets Side Effects Center
- Anzemet Tablets Overview including Precautions
- Anzemet Tablets FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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