Generic name: granisetron hydrochloride
Dosage form: oral solution
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The recommended adult dosage of oral granisetron hydrochloride is 2 mg once daily or 1 mg twice daily. In the 2 mg once-daily regimen, 10 mL of Granisol Oral Solution (2 teaspoonfuls, equivalent to 2 mg of granisetron) are given up to 1 hour before chemotherapy. In the 1 mg twice-daily regimen, the first teaspoonful (5 mL) of Granisol Oral Solution is given up to 1 hour before chemotherapy, and the second teaspoonful (5 mL) of Granisol Oral Solution, 12 hours after the first. Either regimen is administered only on the day(s) chemotherapy is given. Continued treatment, while not on chemotherapy, has not been found to be useful.
Use in the Elderly, Renal Failure Patients or Hepatically Impaired Patients
No dosage adjustment is recommended (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY:Pharmacokinetics).
Radiation (Either Total Body Irradiation or Fractionated Abdominal Radiation)
The recommended adult dosage of oral granisetron hydrochloride is 2 mg once daily. Ten milliliters of Granisol Oral Solution (2 teaspoonfuls, equivalent to 2 mg of granisetron) are taken within 1 hour of radiation.