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Sancuso Dosage

Generic name: granisetron 3.1mg in 24h
Dosage form: transdermal patch
Drug class: 5HT3 receptor antagonists

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 24, 2023.

The recommended dosage is a single transdermal system applied to the upper outer arm a minimum of 24 hours, up to a maximum of 48 hours, before chemotherapy. The transdermal system should be worn at minimum, 24 hours after chemotherapy is finished. The transdermal system can be worn for up to 7 days.

Application and Removal Instructions

  • Each transdermal system releases 3.1 mg of granisetron per 24 hours for up to 7 days.
  • Each transdermal system is packed in a pouch and should be applied directly after the pouch has been opened.
  • Only wear one transdermal system at any time.
  • Do not cut the transdermal system.
  • Open the pouch and apply the transdermal system to clean, dry, nearly hairless, intact healthy skin on the upper outer arm.
  • Do not place Sancuso transdermal system on skin that is red, irritated, or damaged.
  • Do not apply a heat pad or heat lamp over or in vicinity of the transdermal system and avoid extended exposure to heat [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].
  • Cover the application site of the transdermal system with clothing, if there is a risk of exposure to direct natural or artificial sunlight throughout the period of wear and for 10 days following its removal [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)].
  • After the transdermal system is applied, wash hands thoroughly.
  • Remove the transdermal system by peeling off gently from the skin.
  • Upon removal, fold the transdermal system in half with the sticky side together, and discard in the household trash in a manner that prevents accidental contact or ingestion by children, pets or others.
  • Sancuso contains granisetron. Do not use other granisetron-containing products with Sancuso.

Further information

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