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Sancuso Dosage

The standard recommended Sancuso dosage is one patch applied to the skin 24 to 48 hours before the start of chemotherapy treatment. This patch is applied to clean, dry skin of the upper outer arm and is worn for the entire chemotherapy cycle until at least 24 hours after the end of the cycle. However, the Sancuso patch should not be worn for more than seven days total.

Sancuso Dosage: An Introduction

There is only one standard recommended dose of Sancuso® (granisetron transdermal), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Dose of Sancuso for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

The recommended Sancuso dosage for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one patch applied to the skin for the entire chemotherapy cycle. It should be applied 24 to 48 hours before the start of chemotherapy and left in place until at least 24 hours after the end of the cycle (up to a maximum of seven days total). Sancuso is not approved for chemotherapy regimens lasting longer than five days.

General Information on Your Sancuso Dose

Some considerations for people taking Sancuso include the following:
  • Sancuso comes in a skin patch. Apply the patch to clean, dry, healthy skin of the upper outer arm.
  • Do not cut the patch or use a patch that has been cut or torn under any circumstances.
  • Make sure to keep the patch covered by clothing (protected from sunlight). Also, be sure to protect the area of the skin from sunlight for ten days after you have removed the patch to avoid a potential skin reaction.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • Make sure to dispose of a used patch out of the reach of children or pets, as used patches still contain some medication.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Sancuso dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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