Castron 8mg Tablet

Introduction to Castron 8mg Tablet

Castron 8mg Tablet is an antiemetic medicine used to control vomiting and nausea.

It works by stopping a brain chemical (serotonin) that can cause nausea and vomiting after surgery or during cancer treatment (chemotherapy).

 

How Castron 8mg Tablet Works?

Castron 8mg Tablet stops the effects of certain chemicals in your body that can cause feelings of sickness. It's commonly used to prevent nausea and vomiting linked to cancer chemotherapy and radiation treatment in adults and kids aged 4 years and older. Typically taken before and after these treatments, it helps you recover more comfortably. In adults, it's also effective for preventing nausea and vomiting after surgery.

How To Use Castron 8mg Tablet

  • Adhere to your doctor's prescribed dose and duration
  • Avoid chewing, crushing, or breaking it.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Follow the recommended schedule to ensure the medication's effectiveness.

Special Precautions About Castron 8mg Tablet

  • Use it cautiously in patients with a history of allergic reactions.
  • Monitor for signs of serotonin syndrome, especially when used with other serotonergic drugs.
  • Assess liver function regularly due to potential hepatotoxicity.
  • Exercise caution in patients with a prolonged QT interval or cardiac issues.
  • Avoid concurrent use with apomorphine due to the risk of profound hypotension and loss of consciousness.

Benefits Of Castron 8mg Tablet

  • Effectively relieves nausea and vomiting.
  • Blocks serotonin receptors in the brain.
  • Particularly used for postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
  • Helps prevent nausea in pregnancy.

Side Effects Of Castron 8mg Tablet

  • Tired feeling
  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation

What If I Missed A Dose Of Castron 8mg Tablet

Take the missed dose once you recall it. Skip it if your next dose is soon. Avoid taking extra medicine to compensate. Stick to your regular schedule and don't alter doses without consulting your healthcare provider.

FAQS

Castron 8mg Tablet

Q. When should you take Castron?

Castron should be taken with a full glass of water, with or without food. It should be used exactly as per the dose and duration advised by the doctor. Usually, the first dose of Castron is taken before the start of your surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Castron 8mg Tablet

Q. How quickly does Castron work?

Castron starts working within half an hour to 2 hours. It dissolves rapidly into the bloodstream and starts showing its effect.

Castron 8mg Tablet

Q. Does Castron work for seasickness?

No, Castron does not work for seasickness. This is because Castron has very little effect on the nausea associated with motion sickness.

Castron 8mg Tablet

Q. Is Castron a steroid?

No, Castron is an antiemetic and not a steroid. Castron is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. It is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting which is commonly observed after surgery or due to cancer chemotherapy.

Castron 8mg Tablet

Q. What are the side effects of Castron?

The most common side effects of Castron are constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and headache. However, these are usually not bothersome and resolve on their own after some time. Consult your doctor if these persist or worry you.

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Safety Advice For Castron 8mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

Alcohol can exacerbate nausea and may counteract the effectiveness of it. It's best to avoid alcohol if experiencing nausea or vomiting.

Pregnancy

It should also be discussed with a doctor.

Breast feeding

It's excreted in breast milk, so its use during breastfeeding should also be discussed with a doctor.

Kidney

It is generally considered safe for the kidneys when used at prescribed doses.-Caution must be taken while using it.

Liver

It is generally considered safe for the liver when used at prescribed doses. -Caution must be taken while using it.

Driving

Consult your doctor, before taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Alcohol can exacerbate nausea and may counteract the effectiveness of it. It's best to avoid alcohol if experiencing nausea or vomiting.

Pregnancy

It should also be discussed with a doctor.

Breast feeding

It's excreted in breast milk, so its use during breastfeeding should also be discussed with a doctor.

Kidney

It is generally considered safe for the kidneys when used at prescribed doses.-Caution must be taken while using it.

Liver

It is generally considered safe for the liver when used at prescribed doses. -Caution must be taken while using it.

Driving

Consult your doctor, before taking this medicine.

Health And Lifestyle

Avoid Heavy and greasy meals, eat regular meals. Drink plenty of water, ginger and peppermint tea.

Disease Explanation

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Vomitting is a uncontrollable forcefully throwing up of stomach content through mouth. when you vomit, your stomach muscles squeeze together, expelling stomach content through esophagus and out of your mouth.

Update on: Tuesday, 25 June, 2024

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