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Ondansetron (Zofran)

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What is the Generic Name for Zofran?

Ondansetron

What is the Trade Name for Ondansetron?

Zofran

What are the Indications of Ondansetron (Zofran)?

  • Nausea/vomiting

What are the Actions of Ondansetron (Zofran)?

Blocks effects of serotonin on vagal nerve and CNS

What is the Therapeutic Class of Ondansetron (Zofran)?

Antiemetic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Ondansetron (Zofran)?

5-HT3 antagonist

What are the Nursing Considerations of Ondansetron (Zofran)?

  • Patient should avoid over the counter cold medications
  • Assess lung sounds
  • Maintain adequate fluid intake

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