Granisetron transdermal is a prescription drug used for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. This medication comes in the form of a patch and is applied to the skin 24 to 48 hours before starting chemotherapy. Although most people tolerate the medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. You may not be able to safely use it if you have certain medical conditions or if you are taking certain medications.
What Is Granisetron Transdermal?Granisetron transdermal (Sancuso®) is a prescription medication that comes in the form of a skin patch. It is approved to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy (known as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, or CINV).
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Side Effects of Granisetron TransdermalAs with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
In clinical studies, the most commonly reported side effect was constipation. Other side effects were reported only rarely.
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