Dehydration Medication

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Author: Lennox H Huang, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Timothy E Corden, MD  more...
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Medication

Antiemetic, Serotonin Antagonist

Class Summary

In an emergency department study, ondansetron was shown to decrease likelihood of vomiting, increase oral intake, and decrease emergency department length of stay. [19]

Ondansetron (Zofran)

Selective 5-HT3-receptor antagonist that blocks serotonin both peripherally and centrally. Prevents nausea and vomiting associated with emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (eg, high-dose cisplatin), and complete body radiotherapy.