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Gamimeg 3mg Injection

Gamimeg 3mg Injection

Prescription drug
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Composition

GRANISETRON-3MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Ridhima Biocare

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Gamimeg 3mg Injection

Gamimeg 3mg Injection belongs to the class of 'anti-emetic' drugs, primarily used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by medical treatments after surgery or chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Nausea is defined as stomach discomfort and the sensation of an urge to vomit. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying of contents of the stomach through the mouth.

Gamimeg 3mg Injection contains an anti-emetic (eases vomiting symptoms) medicine, 'Granisetron', that belongs to the class of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists (also called serotonin receptor antagonists or serotonin blockers). It works by blocking the brain's serotonin (chemical messenger) activity that triggers nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation therapy) or after surgery.

Gamimeg 3mg Injection will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration based on the severity of your medical condition. Common side effects of Gamimeg 3mg Injection include diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain, weakness, headache, fever, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site. These side effects are not familiar to everyone and vary individually. If you notice any side effects that are not manageable, please consult your doctor.

If you use other prescription or non-prescription medicines, inform your doctor before using Gamimeg 3mg Injection. Let your doctor know if you have any liver, kidney or heart diseases, stomach/intestinal problems, allergic reactions, and low levels of potassium and magnesium in the blood before starting Gamimeg 3mg Injection. This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy; hence avoid driving or operating machinery if you are not mentally alert. Consult your doctor before using Gamimeg 3mg Injection if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding. Avoid consuming alcohol while being treated with Gamimeg 3mg Injection as it could lead to unwanted side effects. 

Uses of Gamimeg 3mg Injection

Treatment of Nausea and vomiting

Medicinal Benefits

Gamimeg 3mg Injection contains an anti-emetic medicine, 'Granisetron', that treats nausea and vomiting caused due to cancer treatment (chemotherapy or radiation therapy) or after surgery. Granisetron belongs to the class of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists (also called serotonin receptor antagonists or serotonin blockers). When the cells lining the gastrointestinal tract are damaged by chemotherapy or radiation therapy, they release a natural substance called serotonin (5HT3, 5-hydroxytryptamine). This serotonin binds to serotonin receptors on nerves that induces nausea and vomiting. Gamimeg 3mg Injection works by blocking the brain's serotonin activity and preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting. 

Directions for Use

It will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Gamimeg 3mg Injection

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site

Drug Warnings

Seeking medical advice if you use prescription or non-prescription medicines while being treated with Gamimeg 3mg Injection is suggested. Inform your doctor about a history of stomach/intestinal problems, heart diseases, electrolyte imbalance (potassium, sodium or calcium), and liver or kidney diseases before starting Gamimeg 3mg Injection. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding if the doctor advised you Gamimeg 3mg Injection. This medicine may make you feel dizzy, so drive or operate machinery only if you are alert. Avoid consuming alcohol during the course, as it could lead to increased dizziness. Gamimeg 3mg Injection is not recommended in children below two years of age.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Gamimeg 3mg Injection may interact with antidepressants (fluoxetine, duloxetine), heart-related drugs (amiodarone, sotalol), antipsychotic drugs (pimozide), antibiotics (erythromycin), and St. John's wort, a plant-based medicine used for depression and mood disorders.

Drug-Food Interaction: Alcohol may increase dizziness when taken with Gamimeg 3mg Injection.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Before using Gamimeg 3mg Injection, let your doctor know if you have any stomach/intestinal problems like stomach ache, wind, feeling or being sick, difficulty passing stools, electrolyte imbalance (potassium, sodium or calcium), heart problems, liver or kidney diseases.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • FLUOXETINE
  • DULOXETINE
  • AMIODARONE
  • SOTALOL
  • PIMOZIDE
  • ERYTHROMYCIN

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Avoid chocolates, junk food, cheese, processed food, alcohol, and smoking. 
  • You can try increasing your mindfulness by doing yoga, meditation, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and stress reduction techniques.
  • Drink enough water to stay hydrated and limit or avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Include a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.
  • You can include antioxidants in your daily diet, like ashwagandha, omega-3 fatty acids, green tea, and lemon.
  • Try to spend time with your friends and family. Having a strong social network may help you lower your risk of anxiety.

Special Advise

  • Let your doctor know you are taking Gamimeg 3mg Injection if you undergo medical tests.
  • Heart function monitoring with an ECG or EKG (electrocardiogram) is recommended in heart patients since Gamimeg 3mg Injection may cause irregular heartbeat and QT prolongation (heart muscle takes longer than normal to recharge between beats).

Disease/Condition Glossary

Nausea is defined as stomach discomfort and the sensation of an urge to vomit. It is a precursor to vomiting. It is not a painful symptom but can cause discomfort in the chest, upper abdomen, or back of the throat. Nausea can be triggered by various factors like motion from a car and plane, taking pills on an empty stomach, eating too much or too little, and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. 

Vomiting or throwing up is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying of contents of the stomach through the mouth. Vomiting can also occur without any underlying diseases like pregnancy, hangovers, overeating, and motion sickness. Nausea or vomiting may be triggered by many factors, including food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia (eating disorder).

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Alcohol

Caution

You are recommended to limit or avoid alcohol consumption while taking Gamimeg 3mg Injection. Alcohol intake, along with Gamimeg 3mg Injection, may lead to unwanted side effects and cause increased dizziness.

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Pregnancy

Caution

It is not known if Gamimeg 3mg Injection affects pregnancy. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy before receiving Gamimeg 3mg Injection.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

It is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk. Please inform your doctor before taking Gamimeg 3mg Injection if you are a nursing mother.

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Driving

Caution

Gamimeg 3mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, affecting your mental ability. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience dizziness.

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Liver

Caution

Gamimeg 3mg Injection should be used with caution if you have liver disease. Please inform your doctor if you have a history of liver impairment before starting Gamimeg 3mg Injection.

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Kidney

Caution

Gamimeg 3mg Injection should be used with caution if you have kidney problems. Please inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney impairment/kidney disease.

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Children

Caution

Safety and efficacy of Gamimeg 3mg Injection have not been established in children below 2 years of age.

Country of origin

India
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FAQs

Gamimeg 3mg Injection contains Granisetron, an anti-emetic drug. It is a serotonin blocker that blocks the activity of serotonin, a chemical messenger that induces nausea and vomiting after treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Thus, Gamimeg 3mg Injection relieves post-operative nausea and vomiting symptoms.
Gamimeg 3mg Injection may cause constipation as one of its side effects. You can avoid it by including high-fibre food in your diet that improves your digestion. Limit the intake of alcohol to manage your constipation.
Gamimeg 3mg Injection should be used with caution if you have recent stomach/intestinal problems like stomach ache, wind, feeling or being sick, difficulty passing stools, heart rhythm disorder, a recent stomach or intestinal surgery, electrolyte imbalance (potassium, sodium or calcium), and liver or kidney diseases.
You are advised to complete the course prescribed by your doctor. Please do not stop taking this medicine unless advised by your doctor since it may lead to recurrent episodes of nausea and vomiting.

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