[Efficacy and safety of two methods of administration of granisetron injection for nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy for tumors in hematopoietic organs--a randomized crossover comparison between intravenous drip infusion and intravenous bolus injection].

Abstract

We investigated the efficacy and safety of two methods of granisetron injection to treat nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy for tumors in hematopoietic organs. The methods of administration were intravenous drip infusion over 30 minutes, which is the conventional method, and intravenous bolus injection. In this study, 89.5% of patients in both groups (17/19 for each) were free from vomiting. No serious adverse events were observed in either administration group. Abnormal laboratory test values suspected to be related to granisetron were observed in 3 cases in the bolus injection group and in 2 cases in the drip infusion group. but did not pose any clinical problem. These results demonstrated the safety of both methods of administration. In conclusion, it is considered that granisetron intravenous bolus injection can be considered as the method of choice for the prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy for tumors in hematopoietic organs.

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@article{Tsudo1998EfficacyAS, title={[Efficacy and safety of two methods of administration of granisetron injection for nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy for tumors in hematopoietic organs--a randomized crossover comparison between intravenous drip infusion and intravenous bolus injection].}, author={M Tsudo and Takahiko Moriguchi}, journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy}, year={1998}, volume={25 11}, pages={1747-53} }