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ONDANSETRON 4 MG FILM-COATED TABLETS
Active substance(s): ONDANSETRON HYDROCHLORIDE DIHYDRATE / ONDANSETRON HYDROCHLORIDE DIHYDRATE / ONDANSETRON HYDROCHLORIDE DIHYDRATE
ONDANSETRON 4 mg AND 8 mg FILM-COATED TABLETS
Ondansetron should start to work within one to two hours of taking the dose. If you vomit the dose back within one hour, take another dose. Otherwise, continue to take your tablets as on the label, but do not take more than your doctor has recommended. If you continue to feel sick then you should tell your doctor. If you take more Ondansetron than you should If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of the tablets all together, or if you think a child has swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately. An overdose is likely to cause temporary problems with your sight, severe constipation or feeling dizzy or faint. Please take this leaflet, any remaining tablets, and the container with you to the hospital or doctor so that they know which tablets were consumed. If you forget to take Ondansetron If you forget to take a tablet and feel sick or vomit, take one as soon as you remember and then carry on as before. If you forget to take a tablet and do not feel sick, then wait until the next dose as on the label. Take the remaining doses at the correct time. If you stop taking Ondansetron Do not stop taking your medicine without talking to your doctor first even if you feel better. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1000 people) dizziness temporary visual disturbance e.g. blurred vision. Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people) poor vision or temporary loss of eyesight which usually comes back within 20 minutes. If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE ONDANSETRON
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use Ondansetron after the expiry date that is stated on the outer packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Ondansetron can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If the following happens, stop taking the tablets and tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital: an allergic reaction (signs of which may include swelling of the lips, face or neck leading to severe difficulty in breathing, sudden wheezing and chest pain or tightness, skin rash or hives). These are very serious but rare side effects. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation. Other side effects include: Very common (affects more than 1 in 10 people) Headache. Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people) flushing or a feeling of warmth constipation changes to liver test results (if you take Ondansetron Tablets with a medicine called cisplatin, otherwise this side effect is uncommon). Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people) hiccups low blood pressure causing a light-headed feeling chest pain uneven heart beat slow pulse rate fits abnormal muscle stiffness, body movements or shaking abnormal eye movement, upward rolling of the eyes.
What Ondansetron tablets contain: The active ingredient is ondansetron hydrochloride dihydrate. The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, sodium starch glycolate, microcrystalline cellulose, pre-gelatinised starch, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol and yellow iron oxide (E172). What Ondansetron tablets look like and contents of the pack: Ondansetron 4 mg tablets are yellow, oblong film-coated engraved 4 on one side and plain on the other. Ondansetron 8 mg tablets are yellow, oblong film-coated engraved 8 on one side and plain on the other. Ondansetron 4 mg tablets are available in pack sizes of 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 15, 30, 100 & 500 tablets. Ondansetron 8 mg tablets are available in pack sizes of 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 18, 50, 100, 500 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed. Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer Marketing Authorisation holder and company responsible for manufacture: TEVA UK Limited, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG. This leaflet was last revised: September 2010 PL00289/0540-41
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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