Anzemet Warning (anti-nausea drug) Enough to make you want to throw up!

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PhillieG
PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
The FDA is warning against use of the injectable form of dolasetron mesylate (Anzemet) to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy, as new data indicate the drug can cause life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

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  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member
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    I took it
    I had it right after all my oxy infusions....never liked it...but wow that is not good

    mags
  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
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    Different strokes for different folks
    I lived on the tablet form for the year I was on chem,specially every second week when I took levamisole. It kept me going.I had no side effects and I can say without contradiction it was the best anti-seasick med I have ever had :) Ron.
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
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    Yikes!
    George had an IV of Anzamet right before oxi and it certainly did the trick, never had nausea or anything during chemo. Never took it at home in pill for or anything, just the IV before chemo drugs.

    Tina
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
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    One person's cure can be another's poison
    I'm glad those who took it had good results with it. You just never know how you will do until you try it. I never took it but I always preferred the good old MaryJane. Never had any problems with it at all.
    I heard and saw a post on here about Avastin. It saved my life when I took it but I used it for colon cancer and it's still being used for breast cancer too I think. There's no one fix-all.
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member
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    PhillieG said:

    One person's cure can be another's poison
    I'm glad those who took it had good results with it. You just never know how you will do until you try it. I never took it but I always preferred the good old MaryJane. Never had any problems with it at all.
    I heard and saw a post on here about Avastin. It saved my life when I took it but I used it for colon cancer and it's still being used for breast cancer too I think. There's no one fix-all.

    Philli...
    I got out my oxy diary last night to check and sure enough....I took 2 100mg pills of anzemet...one the night before infusion and one the morning of .....

    when I said I did not like it I was talking about metoclopramide....I started with Stemetil and that didn't work.....I finally tried emend for nausea....some people had such great results with it.was it Buzz who really had good results with emend??...I think I ended up just doing gravol and I was still nauseated all the time....I tried smoking MJ a few times but I found it just irritated my throat and lungs too much

    you are right....no one fix-all

    mags
  • scouty
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    maglets said:

    Philli...
    I got out my oxy diary last night to check and sure enough....I took 2 100mg pills of anzemet...one the night before infusion and one the morning of .....

    when I said I did not like it I was talking about metoclopramide....I started with Stemetil and that didn't work.....I finally tried emend for nausea....some people had such great results with it.was it Buzz who really had good results with emend??...I think I ended up just doing gravol and I was still nauseated all the time....I tried smoking MJ a few times but I found it just irritated my throat and lungs too much

    you are right....no one fix-all

    mags

    Mags I am impressed
    Look at you spelling on those drugs names correctly, can you pronounce them too???

    Hope you're getting ready for Santa. Much love to you and of course Merry Ho Ho!

    Lisa P.
  • scouty
    scouty Member Posts: 1,965 Member
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    Interesting
    Thanks for letting folks know. I don't think we realize that a drug we take a few times can have everlasting side effects to us. My blood pressure still does funky things from Avastin but only like 5% have that effect.

    Hope you have a great Christmas Phil and that young chef in training of yours is going to feed you like a king.

    Lisa P.
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member
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    scouty said:

    Mags I am impressed
    Look at you spelling on those drugs names correctly, can you pronounce them too???

    Hope you're getting ready for Santa. Much love to you and of course Merry Ho Ho!

    Lisa P.

    Hi Lisa
    oh Lisa how lovely to see you. Yes my Latin is really very good....ahhahaha NOT

    getting ready for Santa ....trying to bake this afternoon

    blush.....hate to mention it but have a look at the dates of the people on this thread....04, 05....and Ronnie!!!!! look at you....all the oldsters....

    hugs Lisa and Happy hoho

    mags