Tropisetron - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Tropisetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy (cancer treatment).
How do I take this medicine?
Take Tropisetron 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.

Take Tropisetron first thing in the morning, upon arising for the day. Take it on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before breakfast. Try to take it at the same time each day for 5 days.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have a history of bowel blockage or severe constipation and heart disease.
What side effects could I experience?
Tropisetron may cause visual disturbance. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: tiredness, diarrhoea and stomach pain.

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:

- rifampicin (medicine for TB)
- medicines for epilepsy (seizure or fits) e.g. phenobarbital
- medicines for mood disorder e.g. citalopram, paroxetine
- medicines for heart disease e.g. quinidine, amiodarone

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

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.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on tropisetron - 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 © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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