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What should I know about Anzemet Tablets before taking it?

Before taking Anzemet tablets, generic name dolasetron, tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, have any allergies to this medicine or are allergic to similar medicines, such as ondansetron, palonosetron or granisetron. Also, tell your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: an abnormal heart rhythm, a medical or family history of a condition called long QT syndrome or low electrolytes. These conditions may affect the use of Anzemet. When taken in tablet form, this drug may contain phenylalanine. Therefore, it is important that you tell your doctor if you have phenylketonuria, or PKU. Taking Anzemet with other drugs that increase serotonin in the brain, such as antidepressants and migraine medications, can lead to a dangerous condition called serotonin syndrome. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome include agitation, hallucinations, rapid heart rate, dizziness, tremor, seizures, nausea and vomiting. 
 

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