Ondem Injection

Introduction

Ondem Injection is an antiemetic medicine commonly used to control nausea and vomiting due to certain medical conditions like stomach upset. It is also used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused due to any surgery, cancer drug therapy or radiotherapy.

Ondem Injection will not relieve other side effects associated with cancer treatments. It is given under the supervision of a doctor and may be used alone or with other medications. Your doctor will give you appropriate dose depending on what you are taking it for. It is important that you keep having the injections until your doctor decides it is safe to stop them. After this, your doctor may prescribe tablets instead of the injections. 

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include injection site pain, headache, and constipation. These symptoms should disappear when you stop taking the medicine.  But, if these side effects bother you or do not go away, consult your doctor who may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have heart or liver problems or a blockage in your stomach or intestines. Also, tell your doctor about other drugs you are using, especially medicines to treat epilepsy, heart problems, cancer, and depression. These may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask for advice from your healthcare team.

Uses of Ondem Injection

Benefits of Ondem Injection

In Nausea

Ondem Injection blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. It is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy in adults as well as children. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably from these treatments. Ondem Injection is also effective at preventing nausea and vomiting after an operation (in adults only). Ondem Injection is given as an injection by a doctor, in the dose that is best for you, depending on the condition you are being treated for. Do not self-administer this medicine to avoid any undesirable side effects.

Side effects of Ondem Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ondem

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Injection site pain

How to use Ondem Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Ondem Injection works

Ondem Injection is an antiemetic medication. It 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Ondem Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.

Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondem Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondem Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

SAFE
Ondem Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ondem Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ondem Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Limited information is available in patients taking this medicine for more than one day.

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ondem Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ondem Injection?

If you miss a dose of Ondem Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.