› Available in forms that you don't have to swallow (like a tablet or film that dissolves in your mouth) if you're having trouble keeping anything down.
› Starts working fast (in 30 minutes.
Downsides and risks
› Can cause headaches.
› Can interact with antidepressants.
› Can only be used to prevent nausea and vomiting, not to treat if it's already happening.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› If you're using the disintegrating tablet, make sure your hands are dry first, peel off the foil and remove the tablet. Place the tablet on the tongue to let it dissolve naturally, then swallow. Don't drink water or anything else.
› Can cause headache, fatigue or constipation.
› If you're taking the oral film, don't chew or swallow it. Let it dissolve naturally on the tongue.
› It takes 30 minutes for Zofran to start working.