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Santron 2Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Chandra Bhagat Pharma Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Ondansetron
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: July 19, 2021

Santron 2Mg Injection is prescribed for the treatment of nausea as well as vomiting, caused by other medical treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This belongs to the antiemetics class of drugs. This medicine work by blocking the chemical serotonin from releasing in your gut and your central nervous system. This will prevent vomiting and nausea.

Santron 2Mg Injection is available in four different forms that can be taken orally; tablet, disintegrating (dissolving) tablet, solution and film. It also comes in an IV (intravenous) form that can be injected to your body by a doctor. You can take it with food or without food.

This medicine can be used alone as well as in a combination with other medicines for preventing vomiting and nausea that one experiences after a surgery, chemotherapy or radiation session.

Your doctor must be informed if you are allergic to Santron 2Mg Injection as well as other medications that block serotonin, along with any other allergies that you have. He/ She must also know about your medical history and if you had problems such as:

Apart from that, you must also inform the doctor if you are under any medication for depression or any psychiatric disorder. The dosage of Santron 2Mg Injection is decided after taking your medical condition into account and how responsive your body is to therapy. In the case of children, the dose also depends on their weight and age.

If you are undergoing chemotherapy, you need to take Santron 2Mg Injection orally half an hour before your treatment starts. In case of radiation, take it 1-2 hours before the procedure of treatment begins. For preventing nausea before surgery, it is advised to take the medication an hour before your surgery.

In case you miss a dose, you can take the medication once you remember it. If it is already time for the next dose, ensure that you do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose. Overdose of Santron 2Mg Injection can lead to severe constipation, faint spells or feeling light-headed.

The side effects of Santron 2Mg Injection can include dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea, constipation and headache. These side effects are usually mild in nature and go away in a few days or 1-2 weeks. You can consult your doctor if these symptoms remain for a long time. There are some serious side effects that Santron 2Mg Injection may have, which would require immediate medical supervision.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The most common use of this medication is:

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

    Santron 2Mg Injection is used to treat nausea and vomiting.
  • Nausea

    Santron 2Mg Injection is used to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy patients.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if the patient has a known allergy to Santron 2Mg Injection.
  • Apomorphine

    Avoid using Santron 2Mg Injection with Santron 2Mg Injection as it increases the risk of lightheadedness and loss of consciousness.

Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medicine is excreted primarily in urine and the effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 12 to 28 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of Santron 2Mg Injection can be observed within 30 minutes for Intravenous and 2 hours for the tablet.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Use of Santron 2Mg Injection is not recommended in pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    No clear data is available whether Santron 2Mg Injection is excreted through human breast milk. So, use of this drug is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is safe to consume alcohol along with Santron 2Mg Injection.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Santron 2Mg Injection does not usually affect patients ability to drive.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    It is found safe to use Santron 2Mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. No adjustment of dose is needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Limited information for Santron 2Mg Injection is available in patients with liver disease. kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Santron 2Mg Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical attention or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as possible and avoid taking it if its almost time for the other dose.
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This medication works peripherally and centrally by blocking 5-HT3 receptors present on vagal nerve terminals and CTZ respectively.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Santron 2Mg Injection causes hypokalemia, thus monitoring of potassium serum concentration is recommended.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Apomorphine

    Use of Santron 2Mg Injection with Apomorphine is not recommended. Replacement of the drug should be considered under the doctor's supervision. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.

    Amiodarone

    Use of Santron 2Mg Injection with Amiodarone is not recommended as it may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty in breathing if these drugs are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if the patient is having any heart disease. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.

    Amitriptyline

    If these drugs are used together, the patient may experience confusion, hallucination, changes in blood pressure, fever or excessive sweating. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.

    Carbamazepine

    Patient's nausea and vomiting may not subside if these drugs are taken together. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Details of other drugs should be reported to the doctor.

    Phenytoin

    Patient's nausea and vomiting may not subside if these drugs are taken together. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Details of other drugs should be reported to the doctor.

    Cyclophosphamide

    The desired effect of cyclophosphamide will not be obtained if these drugs are concurrently taken. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Details of other drugs should be reported to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Qt Prolongation

    Details of any heart disease, family history of an arrhythmia or any other drugs that cause QT interval prolongation (eg: Antipsychotics, Arrhythmia drugs) should be reported to the doctor. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if the patient is having any heart disease.

    Liver Disease

    Details of any liver disease (jaundice, hepatitis) or other drugs that may affect the liver (eg: TB drugs, HIV drugs) should be reported to the doctor. Regular liver function tests are to be performed if the patient is having any liver disease.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.

Ques: How quickly does Santron 2Mg Injection work?

Ans: This drug starts working within 30 minutes to 2 hours. It dissolves rapidly into the bloodstream and starts showing its effect.

Ques: What are the side effects of Santron 2Mg Injection?

Ans: Side effects include constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and headache. It is advised to consult your doctor if these symptoms stay for a longer time.

Ques: When should you take Santron 2Mg Injection?

Ans: This medication must be taken with a glass of water. You can consume it with or without food. It should be used exactly as per the dose and duration advised by the doctor.

Ques: Is Santron 2Mg Injection a steroid?

Ans: No, this medication is an anti-emetic and not a steroid.

Ques: Does Santron 2Mg Injection work for seasickness?

Ans: No, it does not work for seasickness. This is because Ondansetron has little effect on nausea associated with motion sickness.
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