Drug name: GRANISETRON 3MG / 3ML AMP
What are the uses and uses of this drug?
The main use of granisetron is in the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy, therapy and radiotherapy.
Is this medicine used in a hospital or a pharmacy?
It is mostly used in hospitals, but is also used in oncology wards or outpatient chemotherapy centers, as well as in radiotherapy centers. Of course, for hospital use, the patient may also obtain their own medicines from outside the hospital (especially specialty pharmacies) along with the chemotherapy drugs that must be taken in that course.
How to prepare this medicine is OTC or with a doctor’s prescription?
Only with a doctor’s prescription or order
What are the other important products that can replace this product in any therapeutic application? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this product compared to the mentioned products?
Ondansetron is clearly the same drug as granisetron in terms of drug classification, and it is now sometimes used interchangeably in times of market scarcity. If there is no shortage of drugs on the market, granisetron is mainly used for chemotherapy for nausea and vomiting, but ondansetron has other general uses that make it more widely used.
Metoclopramide is another anti-nausea and vomiting drug that works by a different mechanism and is used in severe nausea and vomiting along with ondansetron or granisetron. Metoclopramide is a more complicated drug than these and is added to granisetron or ondansetron if necessary.
What suggestions do you have for strengthening the position of this product in the market and in comparison with other products and competitors?
Granisterone has a special place in nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A drug with a similar use can be ondansetron, which is sometimes used instead in the absence of granistron. Of course, ondansetron has other uses as mentioned earlier.
Granisteron currently has several domestic manufacturers. Considering that psychological aspects also play a role in causing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, gaining patients’ trust in the effectiveness of the drug will affect the success of the product. Oncology patients are always sensitive to the quality and credibility of the brand of drug they use because they have a serious illness. And in many cases, they ask the pharmacist for the brand quality. Regarding oncology-related drugs, it is important for me to gain the trust of pharmacists in the quality of the product.
Which group of doctors and specialists prescribe this drug? Please indicate the amount of prescription in order.
First: Hematologists and oncologists
What other drug forms does this product have? What is the consumption of other forms of medicine compared to this product?
Granisterone is also available in oral form (tablets), which are usually used during treatment and after discharge.
Of course, there are also transdermal skin patches and oral solutions of granistron, which are less found and known in Iran. Of course, a skin patch has been imported in the Iranian Pharmacopoeia. These forms of medication are usually taken to continue treatment at home.
Which form of this drug is more medically advantageous?
It is difficult to compare in this respect. Before chemotherapy, the injectable form of the drug is used, which is usually combined with metoclopramide and dexamethasone. However, in cases where the chemotherapy drug causes severe and prolonged nausea and vomiting, the oral form of granisetron is used to continue treatment at home.
Other scientific product information for preparing scientific and promotional brochures
Given that this drug is used by the treatment staff for the patient and not himself, it is appropriate to mention in the educational brochures details about the applications, possible side effects, how to use the drug, possible interactions and incompatibilities.