A healthcare provider may prescribe Zofran to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy for cancer, or surgery. The drug works by blocking your body's production of serotonin, which is associated with nausea and vomiting. Zofran comes in several forms, and your dose will depend on factors such as your age and the medical condition being treated. Potential side effects include headaches, fatigue, and constipation.
What Is Zofran?Zofran® (ondansetron hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to prevent nausea and vomiting due to several causes.
- Nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy
- Nausea and vomiting due to radiation therapy for cancer
- Postoperative nausea and vomiting that can occur after surgery.
The medication is not intended to treat nausea or vomiting that is already occurring.