What happens if I miss a dose (Anzemet)?
Tell your doctor if you forget to take your dose within 1 hour before chemotherapy or 2 hours before surgery. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Anzemet)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include depression, tremors, feeling light-headed, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking dolasetron (Anzemet)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect dolasetron (Anzemet)?
There are many other medicines that can increase your risk of heart rhythm problems if you use them together with dolasetron.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- tacrolimus (Prograf);
- tramadol (Ultram);
- verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, Tarka);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam), or antibiotics given by injection;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), clomipramine (Anafranil), or desipramine (Norpramin);
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Aralen) or mefloquine (Lariam);
- cancer medicines (chemotherapy) such as daunorubicin (Cerubidine, Daunoxome), doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Doxil), epirubicin (Ellence), idarubicin (Idamycin), mitoxantrone (Novantrone), and others;
- a diuretic (water pill);
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), dronedarone (Multaq), flecainide (Tambocor), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
- HIV medicines such as indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase), ritonavir (Norvir), or nelfinavir (Viracept).
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet) or zolmitriptan (Zomig);
- narcotic medication such as methadone (Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine);
- other medicines to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting such as ondansetron (Zofran) or droperidol (Inapsine); or
- seizure medicine such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or phenobarbital (Luminal).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with dolasetron. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dolasetron oral.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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