About Ondem Injection 2 ml
Ondem Injection 2 ml belongs to a group of medications called ‘ anti-emetics’ primarily used in the prevention of vomiting (being sick) and nausea (feeling sick) that usually occur after cancer chemotherapy, radiation treatment or surgery. Nausea is an uneasy feeling in which a person feels an urge to vomit while vomiting is the natural response to the body to forcefully discharge the stomach contents.
Injection 2 ml contains ‘Ondanestron’ that works by blocking the action of a chemical in the body (serotonin) responsible for causing nausea and vomiting. As a result, Injection 2 ml prevents the sensation of nausea and vomiting caused due to conditions like surgery, cancer chemotherapy, pregnancy or motion sickness.
Ondem Injection 2 ml can be taken with or without a meal with a full glass of water. Ondem Injection 2 ml is available in three forms, namely Orally disintegrating Tablets, tablets, and oral solution. The doctor will suggest the right way of taking medicine after checking the dosing form. A person taking Injection 2 ml often experience side effects that include a feeling of warmth, constipation, headache, diarrhoea, headache, drowsiness, feeling of tiredness. Although, not every person faces the side effects of Ondem Injection 2 ml, and even some of the unpleasant effects of Injection 2 ml do not require medical attention.
The use of Injection 2 ml is restricted in persons who are allergic to any of the ingredients present in this medicine. Tell your doctor if you are facing liver, kidney, or heart disorders. A pregnant woman should tell their doctor about their pregnancy as this medicine can not be used in pregnancy as it may cause a birth deformity in children. Ondem Injection 2 ml could pass in breastfeeding milk so it should not be given to a woman who is breastfeeding her baby. Injection 2 ml contains lactose so tell your doctor if you have an intolerance to some sugars.
Uses of Ondem Injection 2 ml
Ondem Injection 2 ml belongs to a group of medications called anti-emetics used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with conditions like cancer chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, pregnancy and motion sickness in adults and children above 4 years of age. When serotonin level increases in the blood, it stimulates the CTZ receptor (chemoreceptor trigger zone) located in the brain responsible for controlling nausea and vomiting. Injection 2 ml acts by inhibiting the release of this serotonin, thereby preventing nausea and vomiting.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Ondem Injection 2 ml
A person taking Ondem Injection 2 ml may face some unpleasant effects include sensations of flushing, constipation, headache, confusion, dizziness, fast heartbeat, fever, headache, shortness of breath, and weakness. Not everyone faces these side effects, and some of them did not even require medical attention. However, if a person faces serious side effects then they should immediately consult with their doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Tell your doctor if you are dealing with an uneven heart, liver problems, or any other problem. Tell your doctor if you are taking medicine for epilepsy, cancer medicines, and abnormal heartbeats. A pregnant lady should tell their doctor as this medicine can increase the potential risk to the fetus. Ondem Injection 2 ml may affect a person’s ability to drive soon should avoid driving or operating any machine. People with an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), and phenylketonuria (too much of protein phenylalanine in the blood) should not take Ondem Injection 2 ml as it may cause serious conditions. The liver patient should not take more than 8 mg of Ondem Injection 2 ml daily. Taking Ondem Injection 2 ml with apomorphine can cause a sharp dip in blood pressure, even leading to death, so avoid its intake together.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Ondem Injection 2 ml may cause a serious reaction when used with certain medicines like pain killers (acetaminophen, tramadol, ibuprofen), anti-anxiety (pregabalin, lorazepam), and antiparkinson medicine (apomorphine).
Drug-Food Interaction: No interaction found.
Drug-Disease Interaction: The use of Ondem Injection 2 ml is restricted in people with hypokalemia (low potassium) and severe liver disease.