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What is Sancuso?
Sancuso contains granisetron, which is a serotonin-3 (5-HT) receptor antagonist. Chemically it is 1-methyl-N-[(1R,3r,5S)-9-methyl-9-azabicyclo[3.3.1]non-3-yl]-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide with a molecular weight of 312.4. Its empirical formula is CHNO, while its chemical structure is:
Granisetron is a white to off-white solid that is insoluble in water. Sancuso is a thin, translucent, matrix-type transdermal patch that is rectangular-shaped with rounded corners, consisting of a backing, the drug matrix and a release liner.
What does Sancuso look like?
What are the available doses of Sancuso?
Transdermal System: 52 cm patch containing 34.3 mg of granisetron delivering 3.1 mg per 24 hours ()
What should I talk to my health care provider before I take Sancuso?
How should I use Sancuso?
Sancuso (Granisetron Transdermal System) is indicated for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving moderately and/or highly emetogenic chemotherapy regimens of up to 5 consecutive days duration.
The transdermal system (patch) should be applied to clean, dry, intact healthy skin on the upper outer arm. Sancuso should not be placed on skin that is red, irritated, or damaged.
Each patch is packed in a pouch and should be applied directly after the pouch has been opened.
The patch should not be cut into pieces.
What interacts with Sancuso?
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What are the warnings of Sancuso?
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What are the precautions of Sancuso?
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What are the side effects of Sancuso?
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What should I look out for while using Sancuso?
Sancuso is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to granisetron or to any of the components of the patch.
What might happen if I take too much Sancuso?
There is no specific antidote for granisetron overdosage. In the case of overdosage, symptomatic treatment should be given.
Overdosage of up to 38.5 mg of granisetron hydrochloride, as a single intravenous injection, has been reported without symptoms or only the occurrence of a slight headache.
In clinical trials there were no reported cases of overdosage with Sancuso.
How should I store and handle Sancuso?
Store at 20˚ to 25˚C (68˚ to 77˚F)Sancuso (Granisetron Transdermal System) is supplied as a 52 cm patch containing 34.3 mg of granisetron. Each patch is printed on one side with the words "Granisetron 3.1 mg/24 hours". Each patch is packaged in a separate sealed foil-lined plastic pouch.Sancuso is available in packages of 1 (NDC 42747-726-01) patch.Sancuso (Granisetron Transdermal System) is supplied as a 52 cm patch containing 34.3 mg of granisetron. Each patch is printed on one side with the words "Granisetron 3.1 mg/24 hours". Each patch is packaged in a separate sealed foil-lined plastic pouch.Sancuso is available in packages of 1 (NDC 42747-726-01) patch.
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Granisetron is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor antagonist with little or no affinity for other serotonin receptors, including 5-HT 5-HT, 5-HT, 5-HT; for alpha-, alpha-, or beta-adrenoreceptors; for dopamine-D; or for histamine-H; benzodiazepine; picrotoxin or opioid receptors.
Serotonin receptors of the 5-HT type are located peripherally on vagal nerve terminals and centrally in the chemoreceptor trigger zone of the area postrema. During chemotherapy that induces vomiting, mucosal enterochromaffin cells release serotonin, which stimulates 5-HT receptors. This evokes vagal afferent discharge, inducing vomiting. Animal studies demonstrate that, in binding to 5-HT receptors, granisetron blocks serotonin stimulation and subsequent vomiting after emetogenic stimuli such as cisplatin. In the ferret animal model, a single granisetron injection prevented vomiting due to high-dose cisplatin or arrested vomiting within 5 to 30 seconds.
Non-Clinical ToxicologySancuso is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to granisetron or to any of the components of the patch.
The use of granisetron in patients may mask a progressive ileus and/or gastric distention caused by the underlying condition.
This information is obtained from the National Institute of Health's Standard Packaging Label drug database.
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