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Dolasetron Mesylate -- Drug Information

By blocking serotonin, dolasetron mesylate (Anzemet®) can help prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy or surgery. In clinical studies, up to 73 percent of people receiving chemotherapy had no vomiting when taking this medicine.
 
Dolasetron comes in the form of a tablet that is generally taken an hour before chemotherapy or two hours before surgery. It also comes in an injectable form that is given by IV (this is particularly useful for children who cannot swallow tablets).
 
It's important to review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider before using dolasetron. This medicine may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions, such as problems with your heart rhythm, or if you are taking any other types of medicine, including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(For more information on this drug, including potential side effects and the factors that will affect your dose, click Dolasetron.)
 

Dolasetron Mesylate -- Drug Information

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