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Granicip 3mg Injection
Salt Composition : Granisetron
Manufacturer : CIPLA LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
1 Vial(s) Of 3ml
Introduction to Granicip 3mg Injection
Granicip 3mg injection belongs to the group of medicines known as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists or antiemetics. It contains the active ingredient Granisetron. It is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, or sickness caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or after surgery. Nausea is characterized by stomach pain and the urge to vomit. The forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying of the stomach's contents through the mouth is known as vomiting.
The common side effects of Granicip 3mg injection are headaches, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, and changes in liver function. These side effects do not appear in everyone and vary individually. Inform your physician if these side effects disturb or persist with you.
Report to your doctor if you have allergic reactions to Granicip 3mg and its ingredients. Inform your physician if you have any bowel movement problems or heart problems before starting treatment with a Granicip 3mg injection. Serotonin syndrome is a rare but serious complication that can arise when this medicine is taken with certain other medicines (such as duloxetine, fluvoxamine, etc.) Inform your doctor about your medications before starting treatment with a Granicip 3mg injection. It is suggested for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Uses of Granicip 3mg Injection
- Prevent or treat nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment.
Therapeutic Effects of Granicip 3mg Injection
Granicip 3mg injection works by blocking the action of serotonin (chemical messenger) in the brain, which is responsible for nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or after surgery.
Interaction of Granicip 3mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Granicip 3mg Injection and cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Granicip 3mg Injection
- Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
- Do not use it after the expiration date.
How to consume Granicip 3mg Injection
Granicip 3mg injection is administered into the vein by a nurse or doctor. Your physician will decide the dose and duration depending on the severity of your medical condition.
Safety Advices for Granicip 3mg Injection
Granicip 3mg injection is not safe to be used during pregnancy. Consult with your doctor for advice.
Granicip 3mg injection is used with caution in breastfeeding women as it is unknown if it passes into breast milk. Consult with your physician for advice.
Inform your physician before starting this treatment if you have lung diseases.
Inform your physician before starting this treatment if you have liver disease.
It is unknown whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Granicip 3mg injection. Consult your doctor for advice.
Granicip 3mg injection usually does not affect your ability to drive and operate heavy machines. Avoid driving or using machinery if you experience side effects.
Side Effects of Granicip 3mg Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Although all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)
- Skin rashes
- Abnormal involuntary movements, such as shaking
- Muscle rigidity and contractions
- Changes in the heartbeat and ECG readings
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Changes in liver function tests
Word of Advice
Inform your healthcare provider while taking Granicip 3mg injection if you are undergoing any medical tests. It is advised to monitor your heart function with an ECG (electrocardiogram) since this medication may cause irregular heartbeat. It is not given to children to treat sickness after surgery. Eat high-fiber foods in your diet and drink more water to stay hydrated.
Q 1. What is Granicip 3mg injection used for?
Granicip 3mg injection is used to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment, like radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or after surgery.
Q 2. Does Granicip 3mg injection cause constipation?
Yes, Granicip 3mg injection can cause constipation, which is one of the side effects of this medication. You can avoid it by eating high-fiber foods in your diet.
Q 3. Can I drive after taking Granicip 3mg injection?
Yes, Granicip 3mg injection does not affect the ability to drive and operate heavy machines. If you experience any side effects, then avoid driving or operating any machine.
Q 4. What class of medication is Granicip 3mg injection?
Granicip 3mg injection belongs to the class of medications known as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists or antiemetics.
Q 5. Who is contraindicated to taking Granicip 3mg injection?
Patients who have experienced allergic reactions (hypersensitivity), bowel movement problems, heart problems, and pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use Granicip 3mg injection.
Fact Box of Granicip 3mg Injection
Molecule name: Granisetron
|Therapeutic class: 5-HT3 receptor antagonists|
Pharmacological class: Anti emetics
1. Prevent or treat nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment.
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