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Ondansetron, also known as Zofran is intended in the treatment of various conditions, including vomiting. Made for cat and dog use, it can be specifically helpful for animals suffering from vomiting due to chemotherapy treatment. It’s also a treatment option for pruritus (itching) and sleep apnea in some cases.

It comes in a 40mg/20ml (2mg/ml), 20 ml injectable vial that is multidose.

What is Ondansetron Injection 40 mg/20 ml (2 mg/ml), 20 ml vial?

Ondansetron is used in dogs and cats to treat a variety of conditions with the most common being vomiting, particularly chemotherapy associated-vomiting. It can also be used to treat sleep-apnea and pruritus (itching) in some pets.

Who is Ondansetron Injection 40 mg/20 ml (2 mg/ml), 20 ml vial for?

Ondansetron is intended as a drug for humans, but can be used in cats and dogs when prescribed by a veterinarian for off label use.

Why use Ondansetron Injection 40 mg/20 ml (2 mg/ml), 20 ml vial?

Ondansetron:
  • Helps with vomiting, including that caused by chemotherapy treatment
  • Can help with sleep apnea
  • Can assist with pruritis for some animals

How does Ondansetron Injection 40 mg/20 ml (2 mg/ml), 20 ml vial work?

Ondansetron works through the inhibition of the 5HT3 serotonin receptors. These particular receptors are part of vagal nerve terminals and enteric neurons located in the GI tract. They are also located in the chemoreceptor trigger zone of the brain.

Manufacturer:

Claris

Active ingredient(s):

Ondansetron

How is Ondansetron Injection 40 mg/20 ml (2 mg/ml), 20 ml vial sold?

40 mg/20 ml (2mg/ml), 20 ml injectable multidose vial

What are the side effects of Ondansetron Injection 40 mg/20 ml (2 mg/ml), 20 ml vial?

While veterinary medicine doesn't typically use this medication, it can prove to be tolerated well. Possible side effects include:
  • Sedation
  • Constipation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Hypotension
  • Head shaking (extrapyramidal clinical signs)
Contact your veterinarian if you observe any unusual side effects.

What special precautions are there?

Keep away from children and animals. Ondansetron should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Ondansetron Injection 40 mg/20 ml (2 mg/ml), 20 ml vial?

Store in a dry and cool environment. 20 - 25 C (68 - 77 F). Shield from light.

Helpful Tips:

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

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Use as directed by your Veterinarian

Main Ingredients

Ondansetron

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