VOMIKIND contains Ondansetron which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-emetics, which help to stop feeling or being sick. It is indicated to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting induced by cytotoxic therapy and radiotherapy and post-operative nausea and vomiting. This medicine works by blocking the action of serotonin levels in the brain which causes nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy or any other surgery.
Cytotoxic chemotherapy triggers the release of serotonin from the enterochromaffin cells of the small intestine. The released serotonins stimulate the vagal afferents through the 5-HT3 receptors and initiate the vomiting reflex. Ondansetron is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist which blocks serotonin, both peripherally on vagal nerve terminals and centrally in the chemoreceptor trigger zone. It works by blocking serotonin in the brain which causes nausea and vomiting during anti-cancer treatment (chemotherapy) or after surgery.
Always take VOMIKIND exactly as directed by your doctor. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Your doctor will decide the right dose depends on your child’s age and body weight. The common side effects are headache, constipation and dizziness.
USES OF VOMIKIND
- Cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Postoperative nausea and/or vomiting
HOW VOMIKIND WORKS
VOMIKIND is a selective 5-HT3-receptor antagonist which blocks serotonin, both peripherally on vagal nerve terminals and centrally in the chemoreceptor trigger zone. It works by blocking serotonin in the brain which causes nausea and vomiting during anti-cancer treatment (chemotherapy) or after surgery.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take VOMIKIND exactly as your doctor has told you. Do not mix medicine with anything (even water) before swallowing it. Shake well before use. It can be taken with or without food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF VOMIKIND
- Sudden wheezing and chest pain or tightness
- Swelling of the eyelids, lips, mouth, tongue or throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin rash
- Fits (seizures)
- Chest pain
- Temporary loss of vision
- Sensation of flushing and warmth
- Dizziness or light headedness
- Blurred vision
- Disturbance in heart rhythm
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Rest and drink plenty of fluids.
Add fruits, vegetables whole grains and other high-fiber foods to your normal diet.
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
VOMIKIND is not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor for advice.
VOMIKIND is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machines while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness or faintness.
VOMIKIND should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Ondansetron.
VOMIKIND should be used with caution in patients suffering from uneven heart beat or any other active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Inform your doctor if you have or had,
- Blockage in your gut or suffer from severe constipation
- Surgery to the adenoids or tonsils
- Problems with the levels of salts in blood like potassium and magnesium
Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,
- Apomorphine (used to treat Parkinson’s Disease)
- Phenytoin, carbamazepine (used to treat epilepsy)
- Rifampicin, erythromycin (an antibiotic)
- Tramadol (used to treat pain)
- Medicines used to treat heart problems such as abnormal heart beats (anti-arrhythmics) and high blood pressure (betablockers)
- Anthracyclines, trastuzumab (used to treat cancer)
- Ketoconazole (used to treat fungal infection)
|Pharmacological Category||:||Selective 5-HT3 Receptor Antagonist|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, Postoperative nausea and/or vomiting|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Injection, Syrup|
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT VOMIKIND
Does VOMIKIND stop vomiting?
It is a highly potent antiemetic drug that is effective in preventing chemotherapy-and radiation-induced nausea and vomiting.
How quickly does VOMIKIND work?
It starts working within half an hour to 2 hours, which dissolves rapidly into the bloodstream and starts showing its effect.
Can use VOMIKIND during breastfeeding?
It is not recommended during breastfeeding unless necessary. Consult your doctor for advice.