Nausea, vomiting and an upset stomach are powerful symptoms that can make your life miserable. At Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we offer Zofran as an add-in to your at-home IV package to help treat these symptoms.
Going through chemotherapy or radiation therapy is challenging. With the additional discomfort of nausea, many patients find that the cure in their fight against cancer can be almost as difficult as the disease itself. Zofran works specifically for patients who struggle with nausea due to chemotherapy or surgery to make your at-home recovery more comfortable.
What Is Zofran?
Zofran is the brand name for a powerful anti-nausea medication called ondansetron — an antiemetic. This class of drugs is specifically designed to reduce nausea and prevent vomiting.
Ondansetron also blocks the release of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin impacts every part of your body and is found mostly in the digestive system. When serotonin levels rise, they can push out upsetting foods very quickly. The neurotransmitter also stimulates the part of the brain that controls feelings of nausea. By blocking the release of serotonin in the gut and central nervous system, Zofran can prevent this chemical from causing nausea and vomiting.
Consult your doctor before receiving Zofran IV therapy as this medication has potential side effects.
Zofran IV Therapy Benefits
If you're recovering from a medical procedure, your doctor may prescribe Zofran in tablet form. However, our Zofran IV therapy delivers this powerful anti-nausea medication directly into your bloodstream, allowing you to experience its effects almost instantaneously. The intravenous form of Zofran can only be given by a medical professional, such as the paramedics at Rocky Mountain IV Medics.
Here are just a few of the incredible benefits you can receive by including Zofran as an add-in to your personalized IV package.
Reduces Feelings of Nausea and Prevents Vomiting
As an antiemetic, Zofran's main job is to block the natural release of serotonin and reduce nausea. This uneasy sensation in the stomach can be extremely uncomfortable. Nausea also often causes an urge to vomit. By preventing nausea and vomiting, Zofran prevents damage from corrosive stomach acid in the esophagus and reduces the risk of dehydration.
Prevents Nausea From Chemotherapy
One of the most unfortunate side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy is nausea. This can make patients extremely uncomfortable and lead to vomiting. Zofran can be used preventively before cancer treatments to address these side effects.
Aids in Post-Surgical Recovery
Nausea and vomiting are known side effects of anesthesia that can slow the post-surgical healing process. Vomiting can also lead to dehydration and prevent your ability to take medications that can't be given on an empty stomach. Zofran is an effective way to treat nausea and vomiting after a surgical procedure.
Schedule In-Home Zofran IV Therapy
If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy or struggling with nausea after surgery, Rocky Mountain IV Medics can help. We offer Zofran as an add-in to our IV packages, which we can administer in the comfort of your home. Learn more when you contact us today. Or, call or text us at 720-987-2155.