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Ondansetron oral soluble film is prescribed for the prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. It is thought to work in the small intestine and by blocking a specific chemical within the brain. It comes in the form of a small film that rapidly dissolves in the mouth. Headaches, fatigue, and constipation are possible side effects of this drug.

What Is Ondansetron Oral Soluble Film?

Ondansetron oral soluble film (Zuplenz™) is a prescription medicine licensed to prevent nausea and vomiting due to several causes, including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. The medication is not intended to treat nausea or vomiting that is already occurring.
 
(Click What Is Ondansetron Oral Soluble Film Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, ondansetron oral soluble film can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medicine will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
Some of the most common side effects of ondansetron oral soluble film include but are not limited to:
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
(Click Side Effects of Ondansetron Oral Soluble Film to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 
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