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Zofran is a prescribed medication that helps prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. You can also take it if you suffer from migraines or severe nausea. Your doctor may prescribe you Zofran to treat postoperative nausea or nausea onset by migraines or migraine medication. It comes in the following forms:
• Disintegrating tablet.
- How Does Zofran Work?
The dosage for Zofran varies by patient. Your age, medical condition, and type of cancer treatment are three main factors in determining how much Zofran you should take. The key is taking Zofran prior to each cancer treatment so you can avoid an upset stomach. Your doctor may also recommend that you take it after each treatment.
- How Do I Get Zofran?
You must have a prescription from a licensed healthcare professional to get Zofran. Many Medicare and insurance plans do not cover this moderately priced drug, although manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help cover the cost. Along with getting Zofran from pharmacies, you can also get the generic version from us. At Nurx™, we make it easy for you to get a prescription for migraine relief and have your Ondansetron, our generic version of Zofran, sent right to your door. Our medical professionals can assess your conditions and offer you guidance when looking for nausea relief from migraines. Even though we don't carry name-brand Zofran, Ondansetron works just as well.
- What Precautions Should I Take When Taking Zofran?
Before taking Zofran, it's important to have an honest conversation with your doctor. Although most people see the benefits of Zofran, and it has few serious side effects, you should still take a few precautions when using this drug. If you have a known allergy to Ondansetron, you should avoid Zofran. Likewise, let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are nursing. Some doctors prescribe Ondansetron to pregnant women experiencing morning sickness; however, it's difficult to find studies that confirm its safety during a pregnancy. Informing your doctor about your medical history can help them prescribe the right dosage for you.
- How Should I Store Zofran?
Store your Zofran prescription in a dry place at room temperature. Make sure to keep it out of direct light. Keep the medication in its package until you are ready to take a dose.
- What Are the Side Effects of Zofran?
When taking Zofran, it's important to make sure your benefits are outweighing any side effects you may experience. This is a popular nausea medication since most people who take it don't experience any serious side effects. Let your doctor know if you are experiencing any of these more common symptoms:
Though it's rare, you could also experience some more serious side effects from taking Zofran. Contact your doctor right away if you're having any of these more moderate symptoms:
Muscle spasms or stiffness.
Other more serious symptoms require medical attention right away. Zofran has the potential to cause serotonin syndrome, which is a life-threatening condition. Symptoms of this condition include a fast heartbeat, severe dizziness, severe nausea, severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, twitching muscles, fever, restlessness, loss of coordination, and hallucinations. If you're allergic to Zofran, you may have trouble breathing, rashes, itching, swelling, and severe dizziness. Seek medical help right away if you have the following symptoms:
- Can I Take Other Medications While on Zofran?
In order to feel the effects of Zofran, take this drug as prescribed by your doctor. They may have you take it before and after cancer treatment, but the directions may differ when treating another condition. Never take Zofran with apomorphine, as this can lead to a dangerous reaction. Tramadol is another drug that could cause a reaction when taken with Zofran. Using street drugs that increase your serotonin levels can heighten your risk of serotonin syndrome. Only take medications that your doctor approves. There are additional medications and drugs that increase your risk of complications with Zofran.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Zofran Through Nurx?
Although we don't offer name-brand Zofran, we do offer the generic version, Ondansetron. If you're interested in treating your nausea caused by migraines from the comfort of your home, sign up for our services. After answering questions from our medical assessment and filling in your insurance information (you can also use our services without coverage), a medical professional will decide if Ondansetron is right for you. Once they write you a prescription, we'll mail it right to your door in a discreet package.
- Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?
Buying the generic version of Zofran online is easy with us. It's our mission to change the way health care operates. We understand that when you aren't feeling well, the last thing you want to do is leave your home. That's why we make the entire buying process possible online.
- How Long Would It Take To Deliver This Drug if I Bought It Online?
It's our goal to get you the nausea relief you need as soon as possible. Once you place the order for your Ondansetron, it should arrive at your door promptly.
- Is There a Generic Version of Zofran?
Ondansetron is the generic version of Zofran. Since it contains the same active ingredients, it works the same as Zofran.
- Who Makes Zofran?
The manufacturer of Zofran is GlaxoSmithKline.
- Does Zofran Expire?
The expiration date of your Zofran prescription is printed on the outside of your pack. If the expiration date has passed, avoid taking the medication. It may not work as well.
- Does Zofran Make You Sleepy?
Tiredness and drowsiness are both possible side effects of Zofran. If these side effects are negatively impacting your quality of life, make sure your doctor is aware. They may be able to find a solution to treat your nausea without the sleepiness.
- Does Zofran Make You Constipated?
Constipation is a possible side effect of Zofran. Talk to your doctor to see if they can recommend a stool softener.
- Does Zofran Cause Diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Zofran. Let your doctor know if you are experiencing any unusual gastrointestinal issues.
- Is Zofran Safe?
Zofran is a safe drug for most people to take since it has very few serious side effects. By talking to your doctor before taking it, you can assess your risk level and make an informed decision about taking Zofran. Its intended purpose is to prevent nausea, which can benefit your overall quality of life. If Zofran is causing you more serious side effects, discontinue use immediately and contact your doctor.
- How Quickly Does Zofran Work?
Zofran blocks your brain signals that cause nausea and vomiting. When taking the standard tablets, they should work within half an hour to two hours.
- When Do I Take Zofran?
To prevent nausea from chemotherapy, your doctor will likely instruct you to take Zofran orally 30 minutes before your treatment begins. When going in for radiation treatment, take Zofran orally one to two hours before your treatment begins. If you are taking Zofran to prevent nausea after surgery, check with your doctor to determine the right time to take the medication. You can take Zofran with or without food, but your doctor may tell you not to eat before treatment or surgery.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to sign up, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.
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