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- What is granisetron (Kytril)?
- What are the possible side effects of granisetron (Kytril)?
- What is the most important information I should know about granisetron (Kytril)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking granisetron (Kytril)?
- How should I take granisetron (Kytril)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Kytril)?
- What happens if I overdose (Kytril)?
- What should I avoid while taking granisetron (Kytril)?
- What other drugs will affect granisetron (Kytril)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking granisetron (Kytril)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to granisetron, to similar medicines such as dolasetron (Anzemet), ondansetron (Zofran), or palonosetron (Aloxi).
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take granisetron:
- liver disease;
- a heart rhythm disorder;
- an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood); or
- a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether granisetron passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take granisetron (Kytril)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Granisetron is usually started up to 1 hour before chemotherapy. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Measure the liquid form of granisetron with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Store granisetron at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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