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Kytril injection is an intravenous solution made up of a 5HT3 receptor antagonists drug called granisetron. We carry the brand choice of this medication in in 1mg/ml!
The Kytril injection is most commonly used in cancer patients to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy (a drug treatment) or radiation therapy. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are methods of killing cancer cells, however, they also kill healthy cells in the process. The affected cells are usually located in the protective lining of the mouth and digestive tract which then causes irritation leading to symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
The Kytril injection is used to prevent symptoms of nausea and vomiting and is effective due to its ability to block the serotonin in the body that triggers vomiting.
If you are injecting this medication yourself; ensure you have read all instructions on how to properly inject the medicine into a vein. If you are unsure, consult your doctor or have a doctor assist with the injection.
Inject this medication in to vein 30 minutes before the cancer treatment. Alternatively, you may mix the solution into IV fluid and given into a vein over a period of 5 minutes.
Do not use the medicine if you notice it has changed colors or has particles in it. Do not mix other drugs into this injection.
Use this medication exactly the way you have been told to get the most benefit out of it.
Do not use Kytril Injection (granisetron)
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to granisetron or other similar medications such as dolasetron, ondansetron, or palonosetron.
This medication has not been approved for those under the age of 18 years old.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
It is important to tell your doctor about all medical conditions before starting this medication, especially if you have liver disease, a heart rhythm disorder, an electrolyte imbalance, or a personal or family history of long QT syndrome.
If you have recently had surgery associated with the stomach or intestines; consult your doctor before using Kytril Injection.
It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby; if you become pregnant, tell your doctor.
It is not known if this medication will pass into breast milk or if it will harm a nursing infant; consult your doctor before breast feeding while using Kytril Injection.
Taking Kytril Injection with certain medication can cause high levels of serotonin in the body, which can be fatal. These medicines include lithium, ritonavir, St.Johns wort, antidepressants, migraine medicine, narcotic (opioid) medications, muscle relaxers, or other anti-nausea medications.
A serious heart problem can occur if Kytril Injection is mixed with certain medications, which include antibiotics, antidepressants, heart rhythm medicine, antipsychotic medicines, and medicines to treat cancer, malaria, HIV or AIDS.
Common side effects of Kytril Injection (granisetron) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Kytril Injection (granisetron) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
increased blood pressure - severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, shortness of breath; or
high levels of serotonin in the body - agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting.
Can children use this product?
Yes, the recommended dose for a child 2-16 years old is 10mcg/kg (0.01mg/kg – a millimeter syringe may be needed for this low of a dose). Pediatric patients under the age of 2 have not yet been studied.
What are some drug interactions associated with Kytril?
Some drug interactions may include fentanyl, tramadol, trazodone, almotriptan, amiodarone, crizotinib, fluvoxamine, amitriptyline, milnacipran, nefazodone, and amoxapine.
Can I inject this medication in a muscle?
No. This shot must be injected into a vein.
What should I avoid while using this medication?
Do not drive or do other hazardous activities until you know exactly how this drug affects you. Drugs can affect everyone differently and may cause some to become dizzy or lightheaded.
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