Nausea and vomiting don’t feel good. Even worse, they can be detrimental to your health because prolonged vomiting dehydrates the body and exacerbates your symptoms. An IV with Zofran can help you rebound by easing nausea and vomiting so you can feel better.
This is especially important for people undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Nausea and vomiting are typical side effects of those treatments and make it harder to recover after a round of therapy. Zofran is used for patients who want to feel more comfortable after these treatments.
What Is Zofran?
Zofran is the brand-name version of ondansetron. It’s a powerful anti-nausea medication typically prescribed to people struggling with nausea or vomiting as a result of cancer treatment or after surgery. It belongs to a class of drugs called antiemetics that target nausea and vomiting.
How Does Zofran Work?
The body’s nervous system functions with the help of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Zofran works on the serotonin neurotransmitter.
When the body produces too much serotonin, it can cause an upset stomach and vomiting by pushing foods out of the digestive tract. High serotonin levels also activate the area of the brain that governs sensations of nausea. Zofran prevents serotonin release, which eases those queasy feelings and stops vomiting.
How Fast Does Zofran Work?
Zofran starts to work within about 30 minutes of infusion. An IV with Zofran offers quicker relief than an oral medication because it goes directly to the bloodstream, rather than passing through the digestive tract first, for maximum absorption. The medical professionals at Mobile IV Nurses are experts in IV Zofran therapy, as well as many other IV treatments.
Zofran IV Benefits
Zofran and other add-ins can be included in your drip bag for customized IV therapy. Add Zofran to your IV for:
- Nausea Reduction and Vomiting Prevention
Zofran blocks serotonin to relieve the discomfort of nausea and vomiting. You can also keep liquids down so your body rehydrates. And Zofran helps your stomach heal by reducing levels of irritating stomach acids churned up by vomiting.
- Alleviating the Effects of Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are grueling, particularly when they cause nausea and vomiting. Taking an IV with Zofran prior to treatment can have a preventive effect.
- Post-Surgical Recovery
Some people feel nauseous as a side effect of anesthesia. Zofran alleviates nausea and vomiting while preventing dehydration.
Who Can Benefit from Zofran?
People suffering from nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or recent surgery may benefit from Zofran. Zofran is used for relieving these symptoms, and Mobile IV Nurses can provide support with our responsive mobile service. Talk with your doctor if you are undergoing cancer treatment or have a surgical procedure scheduled to see if Zofran can be prescribed for you.
Schedule an In-Home Zofran IV
Mobile IV Nurses is your best choice for an IV with Zofran. Our mobile service comes to your home so you can rest and remain comfortable during IV therapy. With the multiple areas we serve, IV treatment is always close at hand when you need it. Check out our affordable pricing packages to learn more, and book an appointment today.