What is Graniset (Granisetron) used for?
Graniset (Granisetron) is an oral medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It operates by preventing the actions of chemicals in the body that trigger the vomiting reflex to prevent it from occurring. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Graniset (Granisetron)?
The correct dosage for Graniset (Granisetron) will be determined by your doctor based strictly on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and are usually only taken one hour prior to your scheduled chemotherapy or radiation treatment. The tablets should be swallowed with a full glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Graniset (Granisetron)?
Graniset (Granisetron) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying or serious symptoms such as severe dizziness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, or hypertension. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Graniset (Granisetron) should not be used by patients who are lactose intolerant. Also disclose if you have heart disease, disturbed electrolyte levels, chemotherapy with side effects on the heart, or an intestinal obstruction as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Graniset (Granisetron) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Graniset (Granisetron) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.