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Granisetron

Also known as Sancuso

Granisetron is a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist used as an antiemetic 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 effect on vomiting due to motion sickness. This drug does not have any effect on dopamine receptors or muscarinic receptors.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $425.78 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed granisetron to treat colorectal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and leukemia.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking granisetron most commonly experience side effects like headache, constipation, and anemia.

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