Serotonin Antagonists (5-HT3 Receptor Antagonists)
What To Think About
Serotonin antagonists are often used with other medicines, such as dexamethasone and aprepitant (Emend), to prevent and control nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
These medicines should not be used by children who weigh less than 20 lb (9 kg) or are younger than age 3.
It is not known whether serotonin antagonists pass into breast milk. If you are breast-feeding, do not take these medicines without first talking to your doctor.
Although serotonin antagonists may be safe for use during pregnancy, do not take these medicines until you have discussed your pregnancy with your doctor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology