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Ondansetron

POM
Read time: 19 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Adults:

The management of nausea and vomiting induced by cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and for the prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting in adults.

Paediatric Population:

Ondansetron is indicated for the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in children aged ≥6 months.

No studies have been conducted on the use of orally administered ondansetron in the prevention and treatment of PONV in children aged ≥1 month administration by IV injection is recommended for this purpose.

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