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A selective serotonin receptor antagonist, C18H19N3O, used in its hydrochloride form to prevent nausea and vomiting, especially when occurring postoperatively or as a result of chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

[ondan-, of unknown origin + -setron (from (se(ro)t(onin) r(eceptor antag)on(ist)).]


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In re: Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation, 261 F.
Zofran, a medication that prevents vomiting during chemotherapy can help.
For passengers, Zofran is said to be a good anti-nausea/vomiting med if taken prior to exposure.
A coroner's report into the death of Cathriona White, 30, found she took a cocktail of drugs including Zofran, Propranolol, Ambien and Percocet in September last year.
The pediatrician in our group happened to have dissolvable Zofran to give him.
Gwen administered a litre of liquid and injected two syringes of extra boosters to help the process along - Zofran to get rid of the sickness and Torodal to battle the headache.
NSS with 20 meqKCL/L at 125 ml/hr is maintained and orders for Ancef[TM] (I g every eight hours IV), morphine (2 mg IV every two hours PRN), Vicodin[TM] (I tab PO every six hours PRN), Zofran (4 mg IV every six hours PRN), and Dulcolax[TM] (100 mg PO daily) are provided according to described standards of care (Black & Hawks, 2009; Lewis et al.
The UK group wishes to offload the older drugs, including brands like Paxil, Imitrex, Zantac and Zofran, so it could improve its growth profile and at the same time seeks to sell off-patent products marketed in North America and western Europe, Reuters noted.
Ondansetron, which blocks the action of serotonin, is marketed as Zofran in the United States and Canada, and is also available in generic formulations.
Department of Justice regarding the off-label marketing of several drugs, including Paxil, Wellbutrin, and Zofran, as well as physician kickbacks for Imitrex, Flovent, and other drugs.
A recent massive study in Denmark offered reassurance that taking the anti-nausea drug Zofran for morning sickness won't hurt the baby.
Zofran is a commonly used medication for both children and adults for the treatment of nausea.