Granisol

Granisol is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy treatment. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Granisol affects you.

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Granisol Overview

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Granisol is a prescription medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation. Granisol belongs to a group of drugs called serotonin 5-HT3 antagonists, which block serotonin, a natural chemical in the body, from causing nausea and vomiting.

Granisol is an oral solution and is taken 1 hour before chemotherapy or radiation, and in the case of chemotherapy, may be taken again 12 hours later.

Common side effects include headache, constipation, and diarrhea. Granisol can cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how it affects you.

This brand is no longer being manufactured

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Uses of Granisol

Granisol is a prescription medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Side Effects of Granisol

Granisol can cause serious side effects. See "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects include:

  • weakness
  • headache
  • stomach pain
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • drowsiness
  • insomnia

This is not a complete list of Granisol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.