Generic Zophran films

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Generic Zophran films

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:24 pm

My doctor recently prescribed generic zophran films which dissolve on the tongue for the nausea I get. The ginger chews didn't help today so I took a film. I get a lot of nausea with my stomach issues, when I have ischemic colitis attacks and when I have migraines. I have never taken generic zophran films before so I don't know how they will affect me. So far it seems to be helping. It's 4mg every 8 hours as needed. Has anyone ever had any issue with the films or generic zophran or zophran in general? I know I was given iv gravol when hospitalized after my colon resection because the anesthesia made me extremely nauseous. I may have had iv zophran but I'm not certain.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: Generic Zophran films

Postby annieliz » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:34 pm

HI,
I used generic Zofran (ondansetron 8mg tablets) when I was on Folfox. I didn't have any issues with it, and it did keep my nausea in check. I only needed to take about 3 or 4 pills, for each cycle of Folfox, so I may not be a good example.
annieliz
66 Female
7/15/19 Colonoscopy
7/26/19 DX: Rectal Adenocarcinoma
CEA 8/8/19-1.9, 12/6/19-2.3, 2/28/20-1.7
8/16/19 - 11/23/19 FOLFOX - 8 rounds
10/9 flex sig ~30% shrinkage 11/27/19-a bit more shrinkage
Neulasta 9/29/19, 10/27/19, 11/24/19
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Robotic LAR 4/14/20 - clear margins - 0/15 nodes
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Re: Generic Zophran films

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:38 am

Thank you annieliz. :) I'm glad it helped you. It helped my nausea but I don't want to take it that often because I worry about it causing constipation.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: Generic Zophran films

Postby CRguy » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:18 pm

I had Zofran (ondansetron 8 mg oral) and a low dose of dexamethasone (2 mg oral) because I had very little issue with nausea for FOLFOX.
I ended up using Restoralax as discussed in the following topic, to control constipation issues.

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Re: Generic Zophran films

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:19 am

Thank you CRguy. I'm glad it helped you!*hugs* Unfortunately, I can't use any medications for constipation or diarrhea. Medications for constipation give me severe cramping and severe diarrhea even at the smallest dose. If I take immodium I will be constipated for a week. I have to eat vegetables I can tolerate, high fiber cereal such as frosted mini wheats raisin bran. I'm in an asthma flare due a virus so I'm on 40mg of prednisone for 7 days. Prednisone usually doesn't mess my stomach up too badly as long as I take it with food.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)


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