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Granisetron Transdermal Dosage

If you are taking granisetron transdermal to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, there is only one standard dosage of the medication, regardless of age or weight. This standard dosage of granisetron transdermal is one patch applied to the upper, outer arm 24 to 48 hours before beginning chemotherapy treatment. This patch is left on until at least 24 hours after the chemotherapy regimen has ended, but not for more than seven days total.

Granisetron Transdermal Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard recommended dose of granisetron transdermal (Sancuso®), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your granisetron transdermal dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Dosing for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

The recommended dose of this medication for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one patch applied to the skin for the entire chemotherapy cycle. It should be applied 24 to 48 hours before the start of chemotherapy and left in place until at least 24 hours after the end of the cycle (up to a maximum of seven days total). Granisetron transdermal is not approved for chemotherapy regimens lasting longer than five days.

General Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking granisetron transdermal include the following:
  • The medicine comes in a skin patch. Apply the patch to clean, dry, healthy skin of the upper, outer arm.
  • Do not cut the patch (or use a patch that has been cut or torn) under any circumstances.
  • Make sure to keep the patch covered by clothing (protected from sunlight). Also, be sure to protect the area of the skin from sunlight for 10 days after you have removed the patch (to avoid a potential skin reaction).
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • Make sure to dispose of a used patch out of the reach of children or pets, as used patches still contain some medication.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or granisetron transdermal dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider.
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