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How do Anzemet tablets work?

Experts think that chemotherapy drugs cause cells in your small intestine to release a chemical called serotonin. Serotonin acts on nerve cells in certain centers of the brain. These nerve cells produce a feeling of nausea and can cause vomiting. Dolasetron, the active ingredient in Anzemet, binds to these nerve cells and prevents serotonin from acting on them. So, Anzemet can prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. Anzemet acts in a similar manner to help prevent nausea and vomiting caused by surgery.

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