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Zofer 4mg Tablet
Zofer 4mg Tablet

Zofer 4mg Tablet

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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Ondansetron(4.0 Mg)
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Anti-emetic

Medical Description

Zofer Tablet contains Ondansetron. It belongs to a class of medicines used to control nausea and vomiting.

Uses of Zofer 4mg Tablet

Zofer Tablet is used to prevent and manage nausea and vomiting induced due to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It is also used to relieve symptoms of nausea and vomiting before and after surgeries and operations.
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Contraindications of Zofer 4mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to ondansetron or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you are taking a medicine called Apomorphine, which is used to treat the loss of muscle control and muscle stiffness in Parkinson's disease.

Side effects of Zofer 4mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Hiccups
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sensation of warmth
  • Fits
  • Flushing

Precautions and Warnings of Zofer 4mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zofer Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Zofer Tablet must not be used during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy, as it can induce the risk of a baby being born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate (splits in the upper lip). If you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby, then you should consult your doctor before starting this medicine. Women of childbearing age should use birth control measures while taking this medicine to avoid pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zofer Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine passes into human milk and could harm the breastfed baby. Consult the doctor while taking this medicine during lactation.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Zofer Tablet?
A:
Zofer Tablet does not affect your driving ability. In case, you experience visual disturbances and drowsiness after taking this medicine, then avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zofer Tablet?
A:
There is limited information about the interaction of Zofer Tablet with alcohol, but avoid taking alcohol, as it can induce vomiting and nausea. It can also increase the chances of getting side effects like drowsiness and dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are allergic to similar medicines like Granisetron or Palonosetron.
  • You have severe constipation or have a blockage in your stomach as this medicine can affect the food transit time through the digestive tract.
  • You had or have heart problems like heart failure or irregular heartbeats.
  • You have any liver problems.
  • You have a condition of salt imbalance in your blood or dehydration or you are experiencing fluid loss.

Mode of Action of Zofer 4mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Zofer Tablet works by inhibiting the action of a chemical substance named serotonin, which is responsible for inducing nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron binds to a receptor known as 5-HT₃, thus inhibits the binding of serotonin to it and prevents vomiting and nausea.
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Directions for Use of Zofer 4mg Tablet

Take this medicine as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, with or without food.

Interactions of Zofer 4mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Be cautious if you are taking medicine like Amiodarone for uneven heartbeats or arrhythmias.
  • You may experience irregular heart rhythm if you take medicines like Doxorubicin, Trastuzumab, antihypertensive medicine such as Atenolol or Timolol, antimalarial medicine such as Halofantrine, antibiotic medicine like Erythromycin and antifungal medicine like Ketoconazole.
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  • You may experience low blood pressure and unconsciousness if you take Zofer Tablet along with Apomorphine. Hence, these medicines should not be used together.
  • Medicines used to relieve pain like Tramadol may not work when taken along with Zofer Tablet.
  • 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 mental states like Citalopram or Sertraline.
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  • Other medicines like Phenytoin, Carbamazepine & Rifampicin may affect the action of Zofer Tablet.

Storage and disposal of Zofer 4mg Tablet

  • Store it in the original packaging
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets
  • Do not flush unused or expired medicine in the toilet or pour them into the drain

Dosage of Zofer 4mg Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose are visual disturbances, constipation, low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Zofer Tablet?

  • Inform your doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history.
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver or stomach disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby.

Q: Is Zofer Tablet sedative?

A: No, Zofer Tablet is not known to cause any sedative effect.

Q: What is Zofer Tablet used for?

A: Zofer Tablet is used to manage nausea and vomiting during cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It helps in preventing post and pre-operation/surgery emesis.

Q: Can Zofer Tablet be given during pregnancy?

A: No, it should not be given to a pregnant woman, especially in the first three months of pregnancy.

Q: Is Zofer Tablet useful for motion sickness?

A: No, it should not be used for motion sickness.
Last Updated on: 20 Mar 2021 | 09:47 AM (IST)
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