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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

This drug should not be used with the following medication because a very serious interaction may occur: apomorphine.

If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell you doctor or pharmacist before starting granisetron.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

The risk of serotonin syndrome/toxicity increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin. Examples include street drugs such as MDMA/"ecstasy," St. John's wort, certain antidepressants (including SSRIs such as fluoxetine/paroxetine, SNRIs such as duloxetine/venlafaxine), among others. The risk of serotonin syndrome/toxicity may be more likely when you start or increase the dose of these drugs.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: This medication patch may be harmful if chewed or swallowed. If overdose or swallowing is suspected, remove the patch if possible, and contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.

MISSED DOSE: Tell your doctor if you miss your dose or did not use your dose at the correct time before your scheduled chemotherapy appointment. Your treatment may need to be rescheduled.

STORAGE: Store the patch at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) in the original sealed pouch away from heat. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not open the pouch until you are ready to use the patch. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Information last revised November 2014. Copyright(c) 2014 First Databank, Inc.

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