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 if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling light-headed, or fainting.
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)?
Tell your doctor if you use other medications that can affect heart rate, especially:
- arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
- droperidol (Inapsine);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip), clomipramine (Anafranil), or desipramine (Norpramin);
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Arelan), or mefloquine (Lariam);
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
- other medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, such as ondansetron (Zofran), granisetron (Kytril), or palonosetron (Aloxi);
- 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) or zolmitriptan (Zomig); or
- narcotic medication such as levomethadyl (Orlaam), or methadone (Dolophine, Methadose).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with dolasetron. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dolasetron.
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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