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Dolasetron (Anzemet)

Also known as Anzemet

Dolasetron (trade name Anzemet) is a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist used to treat nausea and vomiting following chemotherapy. Its main effect is to reduce the activity of the vagus nerve, which is a nerve that activates the vomiting center in the medulla oblongata. It does not have much antiemetic effect when symptoms are due to motion sickness. This drug does not have any effect on dopamine receptors or muscarinic receptors.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $698.06 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed dolasetron to treat nausea, lung cancer, leukemia, and colorectal cancer.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking dolasetron most commonly experience side effects like headache, diarrhea, and decreased heart rate.

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