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Ondansetron Oral Soluble Film

When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations include the following:
  • The medication comes as a small film that dissolves in the mouth.
  • Ondansetron oral soluble film should be taken 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take additional doses after the first one.
  • The medication should be taken one to two hours before radiation. The dose after radiation depends on the type of radiation.
  • Ondansetron oral soluble film should be taken one hour before surgery begins.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Place the film on your tongue, where it will dissolve within 4 to 20 seconds. After it has dissolved, swallow (with or without liquid). Wash your hands after taking the dose.
  • If you take two or three films for a single dose, make sure to let the first one dissolve completely before taking another one.
  • For ondansetron oral soluble film to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.

Storage Information

Ondansetron oral soluble film should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. Keep each film in its pouch until just before use.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

Is There a Generic Ondansetron Oral Soluble Film?

At this time, ondansetron oral soluble film is not available in generic form (see Generic Zuplenz for more information).
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