What Is the Best Anti-Nausea Medication after Surgery or Chemotherapy?

January 30, 2021

Nausea and vomiting can be powerful symptoms after surgery and chemotherapy, because a molecule known as serotonin reaches a receptor in the intestines, causing a great deal of misery.

One of the most effective anti-nausea medications is Zofran (ondansetron), which was developed to solve this problem.

How is Zofran taken?

Zofran is available as tablets or a liquid that are swallowed, or tablets or films that are dissoved in the mouth. A typical dose of Zofran is 4 or 8 mg.

For chemotherapy, patients usually take one 8 mg tablet 30 minutes before the beginning of treatment, then every 12 hours for 1 to 2 days afterward. After surgery, patients are given Zofran by IV (intravenously).

Note that Zofran is not effective for motion sickness because this type of nausea is caused by different reactions in your body. It is also no longer recommended as a routine treatment for nausea during pregnancy.

Where can I get a prescription for Zofran?

QuickMD can prescribe you Zofran via telemedicine visit, then send the prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. Contact QuickMD today to video chat with a provider.

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