Use and cardiovascular safety of transdermal and other granisetron preparations in cancer management
Jay W Mason,1 Thomas E Moon2
1School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2Tarizona eHealth Services, Inc, Emeryville, CA, USA
Abstract: 5-HT3 antagonists have been available as oral and intravenous preparations for decades. The availability more recently of transdermal granisetron and the anticipated availability of a subcutaneous granisetron preparation have provided helpful alternatives to patients, and these preparations have been shown to have less potential to prolong QT than other drugs in the class.
Keywords: chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting, granisetron, QT prolongation
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