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  • Equivalent Brands : Zofran
  • Generic Brands : Ondansetron

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Emeset 8 Mg is available to buy in increments of 1

1. How To Emeset 8mg online

Emeset 8mg Tablet is antiemetic drug used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It works by blocking the action of a chemical substance that causes nausea and vomiting. The most common side effects are constipation and headache.

2. How To Emeset 8mg Work?

Emeset 8mg Tablet is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). It inhibits the action of serotonin, a chemical messenger that can trigger nausea and vomiting.

3. What is Emeset 8mg Tablet?

Emeset 8mg Tablet belongs to the antiemetics drug group that is used for treating nausea as well as vomiting, caused by other medical treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This medicine will block the chemical serotonin from releasing in your gut and your central nervous system. This will prevent vomiting and nausea. Emeset 8mg Tablet is available in four different forms that can be taken orally; tablet, disintegrating (dissolving) tablet, solution and film. It also comes in an IV (intravenous) form that can be injected to your body by a doctor. You can take it with food or without food.

Emeset 8mg Tablet can be used alone as well as in a combination with other medicines for preventing vomiting and nausea that one experiences after a surgery, chemotherapy or radiation session. This medicine, belonging to the drug group named antiemetics, blocks serotonin, a natural substance present in the body that is known to cause vomiting. Emeset 8mg Tablet is available both in tablet and liquid form. You can also take it in the IV form, when injected by a medical practitioner.

Your doctor must be informed if you are allergic to Emeset 8mg Tablet as well as other medications that block serotonin, along with any other allergies that you have. He/ She must also know about your medical history and if you had problems such as liver disease, irregular heartbeat and stomach or intestinal problems in the past. Apart from that, you must also inform the doctor if you are under any medication for depression or any psychiatric disorder.

4. How To Take Emeset 8mg Tablet?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Emeset 8mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

5. Mechanism Action Of Emeset 8mg?

Emeset 8mg tablets contains ondansetron, a potent and highly selective 5HT3 receptor-antagonist that is used as an antiemetic to control the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy, also to prevent post-operative nausea and vomiting. It is thought that chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery can cause the release of serotonin (5HT) from the cells of the small intestine, which stimulates 5HT3 receptors that are found on the vagal nerves in the intestines.

Stimulation of these nerve endings by serotonin sends nerve messages to the vomiting centre in the brain (a complex area of neuronal networks) that induces the vomiting reflex.

Ondansetron is thought to work by blocking the transmission of nerve messages from the intestines to the vomiting centre in the brain. There are also 5HT3 receptors in the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ) of the area postrema in the brain, which is where the vomiting reflex originates, by sending nerve messages to the vomiting centre. It is thought that ondansetron in Emeset 8mg also blocks the 5HT3 receptors in the CTZ and this also prevents activation of the vomiting centre in the brain.

Ondansetron in Emeset 8mg thereby blocks the 5HT3 receptors found in the peripheral nervous system in the intestine and the central nervous system in the brain. This dual effect of ondansetron in Emeset 8mg prevents vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy; also post-surgery vomiting and also helps relieve the feelings of nausea.

6. Drug interaction of Emeset 8mg

  • Amitriptyline
  • Carbamazepine
  • Phenytoin
  • Amiodarone
  • Apomorphine
  • Cyclophosphamide

7. Side Effects of Emeset 8mg

  • Fatigue,
  • Headache,
  • Injection site allergic reaction,
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk),
  • Constipation.

8. Warning of Emeset 8mg tablet

Emeset 8mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.

Emeset 8mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Emeset 8mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Emeset 8mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Limited information is available in patients taking this medicine for more than one day.

There is limited information available on the use of Emeset 8mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

9. Precaution of Emeset 8mg tablet

Take Emeset 30 minutes before your food.

 If you vomit within 30 minutes after taking the Emeset, take the same amount again. If vomiting continues, check with your doctor.

If Emeset is used for a short duration, for e.g. 6 -10 days, the risk of side-effects is minimal (well-tolerated).

You can use oral disintegrating film/strip (medicated strip that dissolves when comes in contact with a wet surface) form of the Emeset if you are nauseous to swallow a tablet or capsule.

If you are using Emeset in the form of oral disintegrating film/strip:

  • Make sure your hands are dry.
  • Immediately place the film/strip on the top of the tongue.
  • The film/strip will dissolve in seconds and you can swallow it with your saliva.
  • You do not need to drink water or other liquids to swallow the film/strip.

10. Uses of Emeset 8mg

Emeset 8mg Tablet is used in the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting.

11. Storage of Emeset 8mg

You should store your Emeset 8mg tablets in their blister packs below 30°C in a cool dry place.

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