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Nausea and vomiting


What is Ofmit and what is it used for?

  • Chemotherapy induced nausea and Vomiting
  • Post-Operative and Post Radiation Nausea and Vomiting
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Excessive and prolonged Vomiting)
  • Nausea and Vomiting associated with Gastroenteritis

Before you take Ofmit, Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if

 • Drugs for epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine)

 • Antibiotics (rifampicin)

 • Pain relieving medicine (tramadol)

 • Medicines inducing heart damage (e.g. anthracyclines)

Take special care while taking Ofmit

• if you have a blockage of your intestines or constipation

• if you are going to have or recently had your tonsils removed

How and when to take Ofmit

Usual Adult Dose of Ondansetron for Nausea/Vomiting -- Chemotherapy Induced:

Highly Emetogenic Cancer Chemotherapy (HEC):
-Recommended dose: 24 mg orally 30 minutes before the start of single-day HEC (including cisplatin doses of 50 mg/m2 or greater)

Moderately Emetogenic Cancer Chemotherapy (MEC):
-Recommended dose: 8 mg orally twice a day, with the first dose administered 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy and the subsequent dose 8 hours later; then 8 mg orally 2 times a day (every 12 hours) for 1 to 2 days after the completion of chemotherapy.

Usual Adult Dose of Ondansetron for Nausea/Vomiting -- Postoperative:

-Recommended dose: 16 mg orally 1 hour before the induction of anesthesia

If you forget to take Ofmit

Take missed dose as soon as remember

If you stop taking Ofmit

For stopping medicine need to take advise from doctor

Possible side effects

  • A sensation of reddening and warmth. Constipation
  • Hypersensitivity reactions at the injection site (local swelling, pain, redness, tissue hardening).

How to store Ofmit

 Store in cool and dry place protected from light