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Dolasetron - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Dolasetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy (cancer treatment) and surgery.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Dolasetron exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

If you are on chemotherapy, take this medicine 1 hour before treatment.

If you are going for an operation, take this medicine 2 hours before surgery.

If you're not able to swallow the tablets, you may take Dolasetron injection orally by diluting it in apple or apple-grape juice. The solution must be consumed within 2 hours after mixing.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease
- kidney disease

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.

What side effects could I experience?

Dolasetron may make you drowsy or dizzy. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

This medicine may also cause any of the following side effects: headache, tiredness, diarrhoea, indigestion, chills, unable to urinate, and skin rash.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience irregular heartbeat.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- medicines for ulcer e.g. cimetidine
- medicines to treat TB (lung infection known as tuberculosis) e.g. rifampicin
- medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease e.g. atenolol, verapamil
- medicines used to treat water retention (water pills) e.g. furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Dolasetron.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Protect from light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.


This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Dolasetron - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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