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Granisetron Transdermal

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Granisetron Transdermal?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
  • A bowel blockage (obstruction)
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Granisetron Transdermal to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

How Does It Work?

Nausea and vomiting are complex processes involving many chemicals in the body and several parts of the body, including the brain and the small intestine. It is likely that granisetron transdermal works in the small intestine, but it may also work in the brain.
Granisetron transdermal works by blocking serotonin, a chemical produced by the body that is associated with nausea and vomiting. Serotonin has many effects in the body and has several receptors where it can bind. Granisetron transdermal blocks serotonin at a specific type of receptor (the 5-HT3 receptor), which is important for nausea and vomiting. It has no effects on other types of serotonin receptors in the body.
Granisetron transdermal comes in the form of a skin patch. The medication is absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. It provides around-the-clock medication, helping to prevent nausea and vomiting without the need for swallowing capsules or tablets (which can be difficult for people fighting nausea and vomiting).
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