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Algetone Injection

By ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
2ml Injection in Ampoule
3.61*
MRP 4.25
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Algetone Injection Description

Algetone Injection is used to prevent nausea and vomiting induced by cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It contains ondansetron as an active ingredient. Algetone works by blocking the action

f a natural chemical called serotonin which may cause nausea or vomiting. Before taking this Algetone Injection you should inform your doctor about any known allergy to similar medicines.

Product Summary

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ContainsOndansetron
UsesNausea and vomiting
Side effectsHeadache, constipation, sensation of warmth, flusing, redness
TherapyANTI-EMETIC
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Uses of Algetone Injection

Algetone Injection is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused due to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Contraindications of Algetone Injection

  • If you are allergic to ondansetron or any of the other ingredients of Algetone Injection.
  • If you are taking apomorphine used in people with advanced Parkinson's disease.

Side effects of Algetone Injection

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Sensation of warmth
  • Flusing
  • Redness
  • Rashes
  • Swelling

Precautions and Warnings of Algetone Injection

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Algetone Injection during pregnancy?
A:
Algetone Injection must not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy as it may slightly increase the risk of a baby being born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate (splits in the upper lip). Women of childbearing age may be advised to use birth control measures

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Algetone Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
Components of Algetone Injection passes into human milk and could harm the breastfed baby. Thus, you should not breastfeed while taking this medicine. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Algetone Injection?
A:
It is not expected that Algetone Injection will affect your ability to drive, but if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Algetone Injection?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Algetone on alcohol, but you should avoid taking alcohol in excessive amount.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have stomach problems like blockage in your stomach.
  • You had or have heart problems like heart failure, irregular heartbeats or abnormal heart rhythm.
  • You have any liver problems.
  • You have a condition of salt imbalance in your blood.
  • Children that receive Ondansetron with medicines that are harmful to liver should regularly go for check-up for liver problems.

Mode of Action of Algetone Injection

How Does It Work?

Serotonin is a natural substance in the body that may cause nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron present in Algetone Injection works by blocking the action of this serotonin, thus preventing nausea and vo...
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Directions for Use of Algetone Injection

  • Algetone Injection will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an Injection. Do not self-inject.
  • Follow any instructions suggested by the doctor or nurse during the procedure or for aftercare.

Interactions of Algetone Injection

Interactions with other medicines

  • Algetone Injection may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medicati...
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  • Be cautious if you are taking medications like amiodarone for uneven heartbeats or diseases.
  • You may experience irregular heart rhythm if you take medicines like doxorubicin, trastuzumab, atenolol or timolol & halofantrine, antibiotic like erythromycin, antifungal like ketoconazole.
  • You may experience low blood pressure and unconsciousness if you take this medicine along with Apomorphine, hence both these medicines should not be used together.
  • Medicines used to relieve pain like Tramadol may not work properly when taken together with Algetone Injection.
  • You may experience serotonin syndrome (symptoms like high body temperature, irritation, shakiness, sweating, widened pupils and diarrhoea) including abnormal mental state with medicines used to treat ...
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  • Other medicines like Phenytoin, Carbamazepine & Rifampicin should be used cautiously with Algetone Injection.

Storage and disposal of Algetone Injection

  • Store Algetone Injection under the conditions mentioned on the pack.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Algetone Injection

Overdose

Algetone Injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse in hospital. Thus, chances of overdose are unlikely. If you experience any symptoms immediately after taking this Injection you should info...
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Missed a Dose

Your doctor or nurse will monitor you as to when Algetone Injection should be given to you. It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. In case your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform t...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Algetone good for motion sickness?

A: No, Algetone Injection is not useful in controlling motion sickness.

Q: What is the use of Algetone Injection?

A: Algetone Injection is useful in preventing nausea and vomiting that is caused due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Q: How does Algetone work?

A: Serotonin is a natural substance in the body that may cause nausea and vomiting. Algetone works by blocking the action of this serotonin, thus preventing nausea and vomiting.
Product Details
Brand
ALGETONE
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
02/01/2023
Last Updated on: 26 May 2022 | 04:11 PM (IST)

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