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Granisetron is mainly prescribed for the treatment of nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. It belongs to the category of drugs called anti-emetic medications highly beneficial for nausea and vomiting caused by medical treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer, etc. Granisetron is available at Mestra Pharma under the brand name GRANI -MD TAB. The medicine is manufactured in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with the best quality raw materials. Nausea is defined as stomach discomfort and the sensation of an urge to vomit. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying of contents of the stomach through the mouth.

Take the medicine as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets as it may cause irritation in the mouth. It is advised to swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Some people may observe a few side effects such as diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, weakness, headache, fever, dizziness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, and anxiety. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine if you have any liver, kidney, or heart diseases, stomach/intestinal problems, allergic reactions, and low levels of potassium and magnesium in the blood. 

Medical Benefits of Granisetron Tablets 

Granisetron tablets are primarily prescribed for the prevention of nausea and vomiting caused due to cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation therapy) or after surgery, etc. The medicine belongs to the category of medicines called 5-HT3 receptor antagonists (also called serotonin receptor antagonists or serotonin blockers). The medicine works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (serotonin) in the brain that may cause nausea and vomiting during anti-cancer treatment (chemotherapy) or after surgery. 

Directions for Use 

Carefully, read the description given along the Granisetron tablets. Follow the dosage and duration given along the tablets. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets to avoid any irritation in the mouth. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. You can take the tablets with or without food to avoid an upset stomach or as advised by your healthcare professional. 

Side Effects of Granisetron Tablets

There are mild to moderate side effects of Granisetron tablets that do not last for a long time. The side effects may vary in all the users as they depend on the physiological condition and response to the therapy. Immediately inform your doctor in case your side effects persist with time or get severe. The range of side effects noticed on using the Granisetron tablets are mentioned as follows: 

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety

Drug Interactions 

Granisetron tablets may interact with other medicines and cause adverse side effects. The medicines also tend to interact with certain food items and diseases. Do not take Granisetron tablets with the following mentioned medications. 

  • Antidepressants (lithium, duloxetine)
  • Heart-related drugs (amiodarone, quinidine)
  • Antipsychotic drugs (pimozide)
  • HIV/AIDS drugs (ritonavir)
  • Antibiotics (erythromycin)
  • St. John’s wort, a plant-based medicine used for depression and mood disorders.

Safety Precautions and Warnings 

  1. Avoid consuming alcohol with Granisetron tablets as it may interact and cause adverse side effects. 
  1. Do not take Granisetron tablets without a doctor’s consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby. 
  1. Store the Granisetron tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. 
  1. Avoid heavy meals and try eating small nourishing snacks throughout the day to prevent nausea and vomiting.  


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