Dolasetron (By injection)
Antiemetic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
A nurse or other healthcare professional will give you this medicine during or after your surgery. It is given through a needle placed in your vein.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some foods and medicines can affect how dolasetron works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Fentanyl, lithium, mirtazapine, tramadol A diuretic (water pill) A MAO inhibitor (MAOI) Medicine to treat heart rhythm problems (such as flecainide, quinidine, verapamil) Medicine to treat depression Medicine to treat migraine headaches
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to dolasetron.
This medicine can cause the following problems:Changes in your heart rhythm A serious drug reaction called serotonin syndrome (more likely when used with certain other medicines)
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Chest pain, fast, slow, pounding, or uneven heartbeat
Lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Pain or burning where the needle was placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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