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Anzemet Tablets Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Anzemet
Generic Name: dolasetron (oral) (Pronunciation: doe LAS e tron)
- 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 is dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
Dolasetron blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that can trigger nausea and vomiting.
Dolasetron oral (taken by mouth) is used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused by surgery or by medicine to treat cancer (chemotherapy).
Dolasetron may be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Anzemet 100 mg
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What are the possible side effects of dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty 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;
- swelling in your hands or feet;
- 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:
- mild headache;
- tired feeling, mild dizziness;
- diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, loss of appetite;
- chills, shivering, numbness or tingly feeling;
- fever, sweating;
- rash; 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 Tablets (dolasetron) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about dolasetron (Anzemet Tablets)?
You should not take 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 taking dolasetron, tell your doctor if you have a heart rhythm disorder; a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome, or an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium 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.
Dolasetron is usually taken 1 hour before chemotherapy or 2 hours before surgery. Tell your doctor if you forget to take the medication within the specified amount of time before your procedure.
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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