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What is granisetron transdermal system?

Granisetron transdermal system is a prescription medication that's used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Granisetron transdermal system is a type of medication called a 5-HT3 blocker, and it works by blocking serotonin which is a chemical in the body that can cause nausea and vomiting. Granisetron transdermal system comes as a skin patch that should be applied to the skin on the upper arm 24 to 48 hours before chemotherapy. You should leave the patch on your arm for at least 24 hours after chemotherapy treatment, but you may leave it there for up to seven days or as directed by your doctor. For granisetron transdermal system to be effective, it must be used exactly as your doctor prescribes. Granisetron is the generic name for the active ingredient in brand-name medications such as Sancuso. Talk to your doctor to determine whether a granisetron transdermal system is right for you.

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