くすりのしおり

Injection
Published: 3/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
GRANISETRON Intravenous solution Bag 1mg "KCC"
 Active ingredient:
Granisetron hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
injection
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Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses nausea or vomiting due to anti-cancer medicines or irradiation by inhibiting binding of serotonin to serotonin receptors.
It is usually used to treat the gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea and vomiting) due to anti-cancer medicines and with irradiation.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting) due to the use of anti-cancer medicines (such as cisplatin) : In general, for adults, this medicine is injected by intravenous infusion once a day. In general, for children, this medicine is injected by intravenous infusion, once a day. In any case, this medicine may be injected twice a day according to your symptoms.
    For gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting) due to irradiation : In general, for adults, this medicine is injected by intravenous infusion, once a day before irradiation. This medicine may be injected twice a day according to your symptoms.
  • The treatment span will depend on your symptoms. For gastrointestinal symptoms due to total body irradiation as conditioning for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, this medicine is injected for approximately four days as a rough standard.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, headache, tachycardia and fever. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, reddened and itchy body, facial pallor [shock, anaphylaxis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.