Contents: 1mg/Granisetron (injections)
Side effects: Pain, soreness, redness, bleeding, lumps, or swelling at the injection site may occur. Bruising is common, but may not happen until a few days after receiving the injection. Constipation, tiredness, headache, diarrhea, or dizziness may also occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication donot have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: stomach/abdominal pain. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting. This medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take (see Drug Interactionssection). Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitching muscles, unexplained fever, unusual agitation/restlessness. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Administration: Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using granisetron and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This medication is given as directed by your doctor, usually 30 minutes before chemotherapyon day 1 of your treatment cycle. It is given by slow injection under the skin on the back of your upper arm or the skin on your abdomen by a health care professional. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. This medication is a long-acting form of granisetron so you should not receive it more often than once every 7 days. Tell your doctor if your nausea or vomiting does not get better or if it gets worse.
Details: Granisetron is used to help prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. It works by blocking the effect of a natural substance in your body (serotonin) that may cause nausea or vomiting.