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Zofran (Ondansetron) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Zofran (Ondansetron) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 10 ratings/reviews, Zofran has an overall score of 6.30. The effectiveness score is 7.40 and the side effect score is 6.60. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Zofran review by 30 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nausea
Dosage & duration:   4mg taken 4-6 hours for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   vertigo
Other drugs taken:   meclizine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   no nausea, able to eat more without getting sick. resoled some of my dizziness
Side effects:   other than dry mouth, none really. I would highly recommend this drug to anyone who experiences vertigo and the nauseaus feeling that comes along with it. PLease ask you doctor to prescribe
Comments:   one pill as needed every 4 hours as needed for nausea and/or vomiting

 

Zofran review by 34 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nausea
Dosage & duration:   4mg taken 2 times/day for the period of 4 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   no nausea, less vomiting. able to get through work and school feeling better
Side effects:   mild dizziness, sometimes I would get a headache
Comments:   I was prescribes 4 mg zofran to take 4 times per day for relief of nausea and vomiting which was most likely due to vertigo. I had a decrease in the nausea symptoms after the first dose, and had total relief after about 3 doses. i did experience a mile headache, which I believe is common for this drug

 

Zofran review by 29 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nausea/morning sicness/ongoing vomitting
Dosage & duration:   4 mg from 1-4x in a 24 hr. period taken 4x day first 3 weeks/ 1x day after for the period of 2.5 month
Other conditions:   constant pit in my throat / barely able to drink water/ constant pit of nausea in throat
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   my nausea went from debilitating to managable-after a few days i saw even better results- although the initial results weren't as strong-there was some relief almost immediately-within the first 12 hours.....i pretty much stopped throwing up-after throwing up 1-7x everyday for 8 weeks...i still threw up a few times every few weeks-but nothing like before..i was able to drink more water and therefore be more hydrated after i started taking it...i was able to eat much more of a variety of food as well.
Side effects:   headaches initially constipation-but after the first week i figured out things to do to counteract that. dry mouth
Comments:   it came in 4mg tablets that dissolved under my tounge. at first i took it every 6 hours and by the 4th or 5th hour i could feel it wearing off-i would wait until the 6th hour to take it again-sometimes i would be counting the minutes unti i could take the next one--over time (as my pregnancy went on) i needed to take it less and less- i would then take first thing in the a.m. and on a need be basis if at all for the rest of the day

 

Zofran review by 23 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Severe morning sickness during pregnancy
Dosage & duration:   8 MG tablet every 12 hours as needed taken once a day for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   Pregnancy
Other drugs taken:   synthroid and prenatal vitamin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Only took about 10 minutes to start working and I felt better the rest of the day. I was able to hold down food and go about my daily activities normally.
Side effects:   Constipation lasting about 3 days followed by dirrahea and stomach ache. Also had mild headache 2 to 3 hours after taking the tablet.
Comments:   N/A

 

Zofran review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nausea
Dosage & duration:   4mg taken once daily for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   pregnancy
Other drugs taken:   prenatal vitamins
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   cured the hyperemesis I was suffering completely with no noticeable side effects.
Side effects:   Because it specifically treats the stomach there were no side effects to any other part of my body.
Comments:   I was suffering hyperemesis during pregnancy and was not able to take other anti nausea pills due to side effects and potential risks to the fetus. So this very safe, gentle pill was given to me and it worked perfectly.

 

Zofran review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nausea/vomiting
Dosage & duration:   8 mg taken twice a day for the period of three months
Other conditions:   undiagnoses gastrointestinal difficulties
Other drugs taken:   aciphex
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Completely controlled nausea and vomiting.
Side effects:   Some sleepiness
Comments:   I was dealing with unrelenting nausea and vomiting for about five months. A combination of other drugs was tried, and they had a limited ability to control the nausea. I had lost a lot of weight, and was at the point where the weight loss had left me pale and weak. When Zofran was added to the list of drugs I was given, I had immediate relief and was able to stop taking several of the other drugs. I now take Zofran in the morning and evening and have stopped an unwanted weight loss and can enjoy eating again. I recently had a biopsy where I had to have nothing in my stomach for twelve hours. The prescribed pain killers after the procedure immediately brought back the vomiting, and my friend reminded the nurse that I usually used Zofran for that. Within ten minutes after giving me a dose the nausea was gone and I was able to get much needed rest.

 

Zofran review by medical professional caring for 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nausea
Dosage & duration:   4mg taken every 8 hours as needed for the period of 2 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The oral disintegrating formulation of zofran is very easy to take, especially in cases of severe nausea.
Side effects:   Some side effects that are very tolerable include fatigue and slight head ache.
Comments:   You take one pill to dissolve on the tongue every 6 to 8 hours as needed for nausea and vomiting. This drug used to be used for chemotherapy patients, but now is more widely available for others. For gastroenteritis, it is very helpful for comfort and maintaining hydration.

 

Zofran review by 50 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   cyclic vomiting syndrome
Dosage & duration:   16 mg taken twice a day for the period of 3 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none at this time
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   There were no benefits to me with this drug for treating cyclic vomiting syndrome. It did not stop the nausea or vomiting.
Side effects:   Severe hallucinations and nightmares. I suffered from these for about two days after my last dose. This was the only medication I was taking at the time because I could not hold anything on my stomache.
Comments:   Given for the treatment in cyclic vomiting syndrome. I recieved this drug on to different episodes and it had the same effect on me both times. Severe halluciantions and nightmares.

 

Zofran review by 22 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nausea
Dosage & duration:   4mg taken everyday for the period of 3 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   none.
Side effects:   when the mid-wife prescribed me zofran i was having problems with nausea. I couldnt eat, sleep,or drink anything. so she prescribed me zofran when i was 4months and the first week i took zofran i started bleeding and having brown discharge, so i immediately went to go see her and all she told me was that it was normal that my uterus was stretching. so the 2nd week i took it the same things happened worse. this time i was in so much pain that i couldn't walk or anything. so again i went back to see her and she told me that everything was normal it was just my uterus stretching. the 3rd week i had an appointment for an exam. that day i went i told her that i was having more bleeding, more brown discharge, and lots of pain. she did the swab test and again said everything is fine all these things that were happening to me was suppose to happen because my uterus was stretching. then she said " if anything happens go to the emergency room ". the next day at 5am i was calling 911 because i had a miscarriage. zofran caused me to have a miscarriage. that was my first baby. it hurts so much that i had a mid-wife that was so inconsiderate of what i was telling her and all the complications i was having. she disregarded everything and because of that i lost my first baby.
Comments:   they were terrible.

 

Zofran review by 46 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   nausea (after surgery)
Dosage & duration:   2mg IV push taken 1x for the period of 1 hour
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Dilaudid
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Was prescribed in hospital to relieve nausea I was suffering, post foraminotomy.
Side effects:   Anaphylactic reaction. Extreme shaking of extremities. Loss of consciousness. Treated by hospital ER staff. Prior known allergic reaction to Compazine, hospital pharmacy said they were unrelated class of drugs and should not have caused allergic reaction. Physician suggested I take no anti-nausea drugs from now on.
Comments:   IV Steroids.
 


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