Ondansetron and constipation

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Hi there, Ondansetron is used for treating vomiting. Constipation, dizziness and headache are the most commonly reported side effects associated with its use. These symptoms will ware off once you have stopped using the medication. This is merely an advice and not a substitute for clinical examination. I hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
Ondansetron has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal damage. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Case reports have described two women who have received ondansetron during pregnancy for life-threatening hyperemesis gravidarum. No abnormalities were noted in the offspring of these two women. Ondansetron is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
Joy is experiencing difficulty in remembering things and confusion. Not able to articulate things. Last time lasted about 4 days. Started again day of 3rd chemo and 2 days later having same problem. Yesterday she joked that she has chemo brain. She heard the nurse mention this during chemo. She's actually pretty funny, and when she starts to get anxious my sister says...take an ativan. It does the trick every time immediately. She usually takes ativan for 4 - 5 days after chemo.
I was prescribed Zofran for severe nausea I experienced during radiation and chemotherapy (5-FU, oxiliplatin and Xeloda.) It was not particularly helpful for me. The prescription was for 30 pills and cost $1200 USD. I do not recall the dose. Because the Zofran did not help, I took it only for a short time, maybe 10-14 days. I did not experience any side effects specifically from the Zofran, or any benefits either. Hope this info is helpful.
now two yrs have passed and in one way, he is better off. His horrific headaches have stopped and his cerebral fluid is flowing and he wont be at risk of syrinx or other cerebral pressure. Problem: where his brain was accustomed to living with no space, there is now an abundance of space. His migraines have switched to "abdominal type" and he bouts with nausea a lot.
No drug is 100% safe in pregnancy but ondansetron (trade name Zofran) is fairly safe. It does cause constipation. I would take it if I had severe morning sickness.
The study showed significant improvement in the disease’s symptoms. Headache, constipation, and dizziness are the most common adverse effects. Hope this information is helpful.
And not to eat anything latter at night. Also I am taking ondansetron 4 mg, it says 1 every 8 hours or as needed for nausea and vomiting. But my problems is more cramping under my sternum, it becomes in the realm of 7-8 on a 1-10, pain scale. So I see no reason to take it, cramping seems to be different to me than nausea and vomiting, although at times my ribavirin does not want to stay down, this issue is also a relatively new problem. I have tramadol 50 mg for pain and that doesn't touch it.
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
They fit me in as I have been so sick and now problems with constipation. Doctor prescribed Amitiza fir constipation and am to start Gabopentin. Second day on Amitiza, no BM and bad nausea this morning. Did not start the Gabaoentin yet in case I had a reaction, would not be sure which one caused it. I have now lost 15+ pounds and don't seem to be able to eat much of anything.
GI cause has been eliminated. Psycological and neurological tests show signs of early parkinson's dimentia. Alprazolam and Ondansetron have been tried with little help for nausea. Autonomic adjustment is being proposed as possible means of relief from nausea. Any suggestions?
Symptoms showing are weight loss, fatigue, extreme numbness in hands and feet, constipation and diarrohea, lack of ability to walk unaided, problems swallowing etc.
Update She has finally been discharged from the hospital a few days ago and is currently doing fine thanks for the help. The bloating feeling i think was caused by the constipation. Shes currently taking lactulose and is finally eating a healthy portion each meal. The pain apparently has gone away and has not returned, the oncologist belives it to be a long term side effect of her venorelbine treatment.
Ondansetron is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.) Ondansetron is used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting that can be caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment for cancer, or by surgery. Vomiting is controlled by an area of the brain called the vomiting centre. The vomiting centre is responsible for causing feelings of sickness (nausea) and for the vomiting reflex.
My bloods for organ function were fine thankfully so Ive been put on ondansetron and discharged. Im really worried as the Doctor told be it is only perscribed if the benefits outway the risks which is the case with HG but after hearing that I wanted to ask you for your experiences please. The HG is worse on this pregnancy but im terrified of harming the baby. Going to contact the health store and see what they can provide vitamins etc so anything u think of please let me know.
weight gain, sleeplessness, too sleepy during the day, lethargy, sweating, upset stomach, constipation and on and on and on..., you get the picture. I just decided to give up on them and do something different.
I ended up going to the ER, they ran some blood tests an did an X-Ray. They gave me an IV, hydromorphone and ondansetron (they sent me home with a weeks worth of these prescribed in pill form). The x-ray showed nothing and the blood tests came back with showing liver levels to be high. They sent me for an ultrasound which only showed polyps in my gallbladder, but everything else fine. This doctor gave me another months worth of tecta to take since it had helped before.
He also took me off of Zofran - did not work at all and put me on Ondansetron which did help me. You may want to ask your Ob's office. it's a chewable and immedeatly enters your blood stream. A friend recommended drinking tender coconut water. these are usually available at Asian grocery stores. I buy mine form the local Indian store. It is a whitish hard thing, nothing like a regular coconut. Hard to describe.
I am 55 yo male and a relapser. I just started peg/riba and will begin Victrelis in 2 more weeks. I'm already not feeling good. Is it gonna get worse and if so, could use lots of tips on how to deal with the fatigue,anemia, and nausea. also is it hard to get disability for this disease?
As others suggested an antiemetic like Zofran (ondansetron) ought to help. Dimenhydrinate (Gravol, Dramamine) and Ginger are two other options often mentioned on here. This thread has lots of posts that show how others managed the fat requirement: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/diet-on-incivek/show/1547942 There is plenty room for healthy food though. There are 14 grams of fat on a tablespoon of olive oil and only 2 grams of that is saturated fat.
I started Yaz last March and had a pelvic exam, I didn't care for my doctor as I told her about my pain and she dismissed it. I began getting really sick and dizzy in the mornings / nights. Then it began...I was having stomach / pelvic pains and eventually throwing up everyday. Only the past month have I been leaving my house! So in September of last year I finally went to my first of 5 hospitals (no insurance, 25 doctor visits too - grr!
This week has been one of the most challenging weeks of my entire life.. I have been having aweful morning sickness to the point where I can barely get off the couch.. I have a 14 month old girl who does nothing but cry all day long.. no seriously she cries every 15 minutes and it lasts for like hours at a time.. I try to change her diaper and make sure she is dry.. give her a snack or meal.. make sure she has water or juice.. I rotate toys so she doesn't get bored..
i have tried ginger, mint and chamomile and none seem to work any more. i work as a private chef and the smells of meat are getting really hard to take. i wonder if any one know what meds are the best and least toxic for this. i grew up with pepto bismal but dont want to take anything with out being sure it wont effect tx. my weight is pretty low so i dont want get too far down. any thoughts?
But, my bile duct was now 10mm. Told me to take ondansetron for the pain and sent me home. I have continued having pain around the stomach area, have lost 18 lbs. I had a MRI done in June & see that the bile duct has enlarged to 13mm. My labs are all normal. No bile backing up. Just pain & a feeling of jitteryness from deep within. My new Internest thinks I may be having spasms of the duct & gave me Donnatal. I have not tried it yet. (I don't like taking yet more drugs).
I had zofran and compazine, plus decdron the night before. they worked a bit, but i found that eating little bits every few hrs helped plus cranberry juice and lots of water. Even if she doesn't feel like eating, it does help. She is going to get very weak and tired alot, around the 3rd or 4th treatment. Be prepared, there will be constipation, for the first three to five days after each treatment. Apple juice, prune juice, lots of fruit helps, Miralax worked for me quiet well.
Well today is day 6 after my lst chemo, and touch wood the nausea was controlled, the 6 pills you take the first couple days-Ondansetron and the few Maxerans I took the following days worked. Yesterday I seemed to be more sluggish but my appetite is good. I bought the wigs as I was told my hair will definitely go, I got 1 similar to my own and l a bit more funky. I also registered to the Look Good Feel Better program to address the makeup etc and how to create some eybrows.
I got blood work back today and my wbc is 9.2 and rbc is 5.13? I have not been real good with the 9 hour schedule, and getting 20 grams of fat is a lot harder then one would think. This morning I did not have to work and over sleep 2 hours so did not take the meds till 8:30, I hope this is not a big deal? I am afraid the treatment will effect my work, I have a great job and don't want to screw it up.
The common diagnosis is that it is IBS, but I don't really suffer from the constipation/diarrhoea pattern and nausea is my biggest problem. I have also noticed that I am quite bloated (much more than I used to be) and my stomach is constantly churning, grumbling and making noises. I feel like I constantly want to press and kneed my stomach, because it is so bloated, pulsing and gassy.
I could wake up feling great and then by the time I brush teeth and hair, go to restroom, I am down and out! Or I may be ok for the evening then in the blink of an eye, Down and out! So, I guess my answr is mine are very random.....No predicitng one minute to the next or one day to the next for me. Hope the med change times help you out.
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