Sancuso

(granisetron)

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Helps reduce nausea and vomiting.

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Sancuso (granisetron) is a good choice to reduce nausea and vomiting if it's hard for you to take oral medicines, but is very expensive.

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Quick facts about Sancuso
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Each Sancuso (granisetron) patch provides around-the-clock relief from nausea and vomiting for up to 7 days without having to re-dose and without problems associated with missing a dose.
  • May be a better option for some people on multi-day chemotherapy regimens.
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Downsides

  • Must be applied at least 24 hours before the scheduled chemotherapy.
  • Sancuso (granisetron) has the possibility of interacting with antidepressants that can result in a dangerous build up of serotonin.
  • Must restrict from certain activites such as swimming and strenous excerise while wearing Sancuso (granisetron).
  • Should be used with caution in people with any heart condition.
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How it works

Sancuso (granisetron) is serotonin (5-HT3) receptor blocker. It prevents nausea and vomiting by blocking the nerves in the brain that activate nausea and vomiting in response to chemotherapy.

Quick facts about Sancuso
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Patch
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What to expect when you take Sancuso (granisetron) for Nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy

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  • Constipation
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Risks and Warnings for Sancuso (granisetron)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking other medicines that affect serotonin levels such as tramadol and anti-depressants

    Serotonin syndrome is a rare but serious problem caused by too much serotonin (a chemical messenger) in the brain. This may occur if you also take other medicines that affect serotonin, such as anti-depressants. While taking Sancuso (granisetron), call your doctor or go to the hospital right away if you have agitation, change in balance, confusion, hallucinations, high fever, fast or abnormal heartbeat, muscle twitching or stiffness, seizures, shivering or shaking, sweating a lot.