- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Kytril* used for?
Generic for Kytril* (Granisetron) is an anti-emetic medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drug treatment (chemotherapy and radiation therapy). It belongs to the class of medications called 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. This medicine works by blocking a natural substance in the body called serotonin, which can cause nausea and vomiting. Generic for Kytril* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Kytril*?
The dosage of Generic for Kytril* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Kytril*?
If you have missed to take Generic for Kytril* medication at a prescribed time, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Do not double the doses to make up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Kytril*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Kytril*, seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptom of Generic for Kytril* may include headache.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Kytril*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Kytril*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, (over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Kytril*) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Kytril* can interact with QT prolongation drugs and macrolide antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Kytril*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Kytril* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Kytril* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Kytril* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Kytril* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Kytril* can cause side effects such as stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, trouble sleeping and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Kytril*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Kytril*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Kytril* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Kytril*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Kytril*?
How will Generic for Kytril* work in my body?
How should Generic for Kytril* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Kytril* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Kytril* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.