Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Kytril

Descriptions


Granisetron injection is used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may occur after treatment with cancer medicines (chemotherapy or radiation), including high-dose cisplatin. This medicine is also used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting that may happen after surgery.

Granisetron is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. It works in the stomach to block the signals to the brain that cause nausea and vomiting.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, granisetron injection is used in certain patients:

  • To prevent the nausea and vomiting that may occur after cancer radiation treatment in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution