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Brand name: Kytril

Kytril is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) granisetron. On this page you will find out more about Kytril, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: granisetron

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Kytril 1 mg/mL injection solution, 5 x 1 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

ADULTS: Kytril (tablet, oral solution and injection) is indicated for use in adults for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting induced by cytotoxic therapy. Kytril injection is also indicated for use in the prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by radiotherapy and for the prevention and treatment of post operative nausea and vomiting. CHILDREN: Kytril (tablets, oral solution and injection) is indicated for the prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by cytotoxic chemotherapy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless liquid.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5x1mL ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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Kytril Tablets - myDr.com.au

Kytril Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Kytril tablets (granisetron) information | myVMC

Kytril tablets are used to prevent vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. They contain granisetron, a 5HT3-receptor antagonist.

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Kytril Injection (granisetron) information | myVMC

Kytril injection (granisetron) is an anti-emetic drug used to stop nausea or vomiting during a chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.

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5-HT3 receptor antagonists (serotonin blockers) information | myVMC

5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonists (5-HT3 RAs), also known as serotonin blockers, are a group of drugs used to control nausea and vomiting.

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Nausea and Vomiting (Emesis) | myVMC

Vomiting can also be referred to as emesis, and consists of three stages: nausea is an unpleasant sensation of wanting to vomit; retching is a strong involuntary effort to vomit; and vomiting is the forceful expulsion of the stomach's contents through the mouth. Nausea and vomiting can be caused by a wide range of stimuli, including illness, drugs and psychological factors.

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