What is Ondansetron?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zofran Zofran ODT Novo-Ondansetron Show all

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Ondansetron is an antiemtic drug used to prevent nausea and vomiting following chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nausea 289 104
Gastroparesis 20 8
Kidney stone 17 10
Migraine headaches 9 3
Vomiting 9 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
6
Moderate
16
Mild
36
None
142

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ondansetron

Side effect Patients
Constipation 12
Headaches 12
Drowsiness 7
Sleepiness 4
Dizziness 3
Tiredness 3

Show all 29 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ondansetron

Dosage Patients
4mg as needed 74
8mg as needed 36
4 mg twice daily 12
8 mg three times daily 9
4 mg three times daily 7
8 mg daily 5
8 mg twice daily 3
4 mg daily 2
4 mg five times daily 2
2 4mg as needed 2

See all 21 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ondansetron

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 37
Other 33
Did not seem to work 23
Doctor's advice 13
Side effects too severe 12
Change in health plan coverage 7
Expense 5
Personal research 1
See all 113 patients who've stopped taking Ondansetron

Duration

Currently taking Ondansetron

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 64
5 - 10 years 38
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Ondansetron

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 44
1 - 6 months 32
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 145
Usually 31
Sometimes 21
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 14
Not at all hard to take 174
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 3
$50-99 2
$25-49 17
< $25 82
Not specified 95

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ondansetron after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Promethazine (Phenergan) 27
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 6
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) 3
Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) 1
Cyclizine 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ondansetron and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Promethazine (Phenergan) 12
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) 3
Medical marijuana (Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture) 2
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 2
Cyclizine 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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14 patient evaluations for Ondansetron

Aug 24, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 27, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 16, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Generic Zofran ODT is the best stomach treatment I have found. When nothing else works, this one does.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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