Always take Granisetron Actavis exactly as the doctor has prescribed. The patient should check with the doctor, nurse or pharmacist if not sure.
The dose of Granisetron Actavis varies from one patient to another. It depends on age, weight, and whether the patient is being given the medicine to prevent, or treat, nausea and vomiting. The doctor will work out how much to give the patient.
Prevention of feeling or being sick: The first dose of Granisetron Actavis will usually be given an hour before the radio- or chemotherapy. The dose will be either one or two 1 mg tablets or one 2 mg tablet once a day for up to a week after the radio- or chemotherapy.
Treatment of feeling or being sick: The dose will usually be either one or two 1 mg tablets or one 2 mg tablet once a day, but the doctor may decide to increase the dose up to nine 1 mg tablets a day.
If the patient forgets to take Granisetron Actavis: If the patient forgets to take the medicine speak to the doctor or nurse.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If the patient stops taking Granisetron Actavis: Do not stop taking the medicine before the treatment is finished. If the patient does stop taking the medicine, symptoms may return.
If the patient has any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask the doctor, nurse or pharmacist.