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Drug Interactions

Dolasetron can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Dolasetron).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking dolasetron if you have:
 
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), especially long QT syndrome
  • Low potassium levels in your blood (hypokalemia)
  • Low magnesium levels in your blood (magnesium)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Dolasetron to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known exactly what to expect from a dolasetron overdose. An overdose is unlikely, as most people are given just a few tablets at a time (due to the high cost of the medication). In one case, a person who took too much developed low blood pressure, dizziness, and changes in the heart rhythm.
 
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention (see Anzemet Overdose).
 

How Should This Medicine Be Stored?

Dolasetron should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should be stored in an airtight container.
 
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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