Which medications in the drug class Antiemetics are used in the treatment of Granulosa-Theca Cell Tumors?

Updated: Aug 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Starks, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Antiemetics

Prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

Ondansetron (Zofran)

Selective 5-HT3-receptor antagonist that blocks serotonin both peripherally and centrally. Prevents nausea and vomiting associated with emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (eg, high-dose cisplatin) and complete body radiotherapy.

Granisetron (Kytril)

5-HT3-receptor antagonist.

Palonosetron (Aloxi)

Selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist with long half-life (40 h). Indicated for prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Blocks 5-HT3 receptors peripherally and centrally in chemoreceptor trigger zone.

Dexamethasone (Decadron)

Used as antiemetic in low doses during chemotherapy. Usually used in multiagent antiemetic regimens with 5HT-3 receptor antagonists.


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