Zofer 2mg/ml Injection is an antiemetic medicine commonly used to control nausea and vomiting due to certain medical conditions like stomach upset. It is also used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused due to any surgery, cancer drug therapy or radiotherapy.
Zofer 2mg/ml Injection will not relieve other side effects associated with cancer treatments. It is given under the supervision of a doctor and may be used alone or with other medications. Your doctor will give you appropriate dose depending on what you are taking it for. It is important that you keep having the injections until your doctor decides it is safe to stop them. After this, your doctor may prescribe tablets instead of the injections.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have heart or liver problems or a blockage in your stomach or intestines. Also, tell your doctor about other drugs you are using, especially medicines to treat epilepsy, heart problems, cancer, and depression. These may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask for advice from your healthcare team.
BENEFITS OF ZOFER INJECTION
In Treatment of Nausea
Zofer 2mg/ml Injection blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. It is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused by cancer chemotherapy and radiation treatment (in adults and children aged 4 years and older). It is usually taken both before and after chemotherapy or radiation. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably from these treatments. It is also effective at preventing nausea and vomiting after an operation (in adults only). The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but always take this medicine as it is prescribed.
HOW TO USE ZOFER INJECTION
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
HOW ZOFER INJECTION WORKS
Zofer 2mg/ml Injection is an antiemetic medication. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (serotonin) in the brain that may cause nausea and vomiting during anti-cancer treatment (chemotherapy) or after surgery.
Consuming alcohol with Zofer 2mg/ml Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zofer 2mg/ml Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zofer 2mg/ml Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Zofer 2mg/ml Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zofer 2mg/ml Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zofer 2mg/ml Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Limited information is available in patients taking this medicine for more than one day.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zofer 2mg/ml Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Interaction With Drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ZOFER INJECTION?
If you miss a dose of Zofer 2mg/ml Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Zofer
- Injection site pain
Q. How quickly does Zofer 2mg/ml Injection work?
Zofer 2mg/ml Injection starts working within half an hour to 2 hours. It dissolves rapidly into the bloodstream and starts showing its effect.
Q. What are the side effects of Zofer 2mg/ml Injection?
The most common side effects of Zofer 2mg/ml Injection 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.
Q. Is Zofer 2mg/ml Injection a steroid?
No, Zofer 2mg/ml Injection is an antiemetic and not a steroid. Zofer 2mg/ml Injection 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.
Q. Does Zofer 2mg/ml Injection work for seasickness?
No, Zofer 2mg/ml Injection does not work for seasickness. This is because Zofer 2mg/ml Injection has very little effect on the nausea associated with motion sickness.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.