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1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Ondansetron preservative free is a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist indicated for:

  • Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy.
  • Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy. (1.2)
  • Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with radiotherapy in patients receiving total body irradiation, single high-dose fraction to abdomen, or daily fractions to the abdomen. (1.3)
  • Prevention of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting. (1.4)

1.1 Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting Associated with Highly Emetogenic Cancer Chemotherapy

Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film is indicated for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including cisplatin ≥50 mg/m2 .

1.2 Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting Associated with Moderately Emetogenic Cancer Chemotherapy

Ondansetron preservative free is indicated for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy .

1.3 Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting Associated with Radiotherapy

Ondansetron preservative free is indicated for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with radiotherapy in patients receiving either total body irradiation, single high-dose fraction to the abdomen, or daily fractions to the abdomen .

1.4 Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and/or Vomiting

Ondansetron preservative free is indicated for the prevention of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting. As with other antiemetics, routine prophylaxis is not recommended for patients in whom there is little expectation that nausea and/or vomiting will occur postoperatively. In patients where nausea and/or vomiting must be avoided postoperatively, Ondansetron preservative free is recommended even where the incidence of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting is low .

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2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy: The adult oral dosage is 24 mg given successively as three 8 mg films administered 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy.
  • Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy:
    • Adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older: One 8 mg film 30 minutes before chemotherapy followed by an 8 mg dose 8 hours later. Administer one 8 mg film twice a day (every 12 hours) for 1 to 2 days after completion of chemotherapy. (2.2)
    • Pediatric patients 4 through 11 years of age: One 4 mg film three times a day. Administer the first dose 30 minutes before chemotherapy, with subsequent doses 4 and 8 hours later. Administer one 4 mg film three times a day (every 8 hours) for 1 to 2 days after completion of chemotherapy. (2.2)
  • Prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with radiotherapy: The adult dosage is one 8 mg film three times a day. (2.3)
  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting: The adult dose is 16 mg given successively as two 8 mg films 1 hour before anesthesia. (2.4)
  • See dosage adjustment for patients with impaired hepatic function. (2.5)

2.1 Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting Associated with Highly Emetogenic Cancer Chemotherapy

Adults

The recommended adult oral dosage of Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film is 24 mg given successively as three 8 mg films administered 30 minutes before the start of single-day highly emetogenic chemotherapy, including cisplatin ≥50 mg/m2. Each Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film should be allowed to dissolve completely before administering the next film [see Dosage and Administration (2.6 )]. Multiday, single-dose administration of a 24 mg dosage has not been studied.

Pediatrics

Safety and effectiveness of Ondansetron preservative free in pediatric patients have not been established for this indication.

2.2 Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting Associated with Moderately Emetogenic Cancer Chemotherapy

Adults

The recommended adult oral dosage is one 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film given twice a day. The first dose should be administered 30 minutes before the start of emetogenic chemotherapy, with a subsequent dose 8 hours after the first dose. One 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film should be administered twice a day for 1 to 2 days after completion of chemotherapy .

Pediatrics

For pediatric patients 12 years of age and older, the dosage is the same as for adults. For pediatric patients 4 through 11 years of age, the dosage is one 4 mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film given three times a day. The first dose should be administered 30 minutes before the start of emetogenic chemotherapy, with subsequent doses 4 and 8 hours after the first dose. One 4 mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film should be administered three times a day (every 8 hours) for 1 to 2 days after completion of chemotherapy .

2.3 Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting Associated with Radiotherapy

Adults

The recommended adult oral dosage of Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film is one 8 mg film given three times a day .

For total body irradiation, one 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film should be administered 1 to 2 hours before each fraction of radiotherapy administered each day.

For single high-dose fraction radiotherapy to the abdomen, one 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film should be administered 1 to 2 hours before radiotherapy, with subsequent doses every 8 hours after the first dose for 1 to 2 days after completion of radiotherapy.

For daily fractionated radiotherapy to the abdomen, one 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film should be administered 1 to 2 hours before radiotherapy, with subsequent doses every 8 hours after the first dose for each day radiotherapy is given.

Pediatrics

Safety and effectiveness of Ondansetron preservative free in pediatric patients have not been established for this indication.

2.4 Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and/or Vomiting

Adults

The recommended adult oral dosage of Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film is 16 mg given successively as two 8 mg films 1 hour before induction of anesthesia. Each Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film should be allowed to dissolve completely before administering the next film .

Pediatrics

Safety and effectiveness of Ondansetron preservative free in pediatric patients have not been established for this indication.

2.5 Dosage Adjustment for Patients with Impaired Hepatic Function

In patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh score of 10 or greater)2, clearance is reduced and apparent volume of distribution is increased with a resultant increase in plasma half-life . In such patients, a total daily dose of 8 mg should not be exceeded.

2.6 Important Administration Instructions

With dry hands, fold the pouch along the dotted line to expose the tear notch. While still folded, tear the pouch carefully along the edge and remove the Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film from the pouch. Immediately place the film on top of the tongue where it dissolves in 4 to 20 seconds. Once the Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film is dissolved, swallow with or without liquid . Wash hands after taking Ondansetron preservative free.

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3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film is available in 4 mg and 8 mg strengths. The thin white opaque films are rectangularly shaped strips with a printed identifier in black ink of “4 mg” for Ondansetron preservative free 4 mg or “8 mg” for Ondansetron preservative free 8 mg.

  • 4 mg and 8 mg oral soluble film. (3)

4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

The concomitant use of apomorphine with Ondansetron preservative free is contraindicated based on reports of profound hypotension and loss of consciousness when apomorphine was administered with Ondansetron preservative free.

Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film is contraindicated for patients known to have hypersensitivity to the drug. Anaphylactic reactions have been reported in patients taking Ondansetron preservative free.

  • Concomitant use of apomorphine. (4)
  • Hypersensitivity to Ondansetron preservative free. (4)

5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

  • Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis and bronchospasm, have been reported in patients who have exhibited hypersensitivity to other selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonists.
  • Ondansetron preservative free in patients with congenital long QT syndrome. Monitor ECG in patients with electrolyte abnormalities (e.g., hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia), congestive heart failure, bradyarrhythmias or patients taking other medicinal products that lead to QT prolongation. (5.2)
  • The use of Ondansetron preservative free in patients following abdominal surgery or in patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting may mask a progressive ileus and/or gastric distension. (5.3)
  • Serotonin syndrome has been reported with 5-HT3 receptor antagonists alone but particularly with concomitant use of serotonergic drugs. (5.3)

5.1 Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis and bronchospasm, have been reported in patients who have exhibited hypersensitivity to other selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film should be discontinued immediately at the first sign of hypersensitivity.

5.2 Electrocardiographic Changes

ECG changes including QT interval prolongation have been seen in patients receiving Ondansetron preservative free. In addition, post-marketing cases of Torsade de Pointes have been reported in patients using Ondansetron preservative free. Avoid Ondansetron preservative free in patients with congenital long QT syndrome. ECG monitoring is recommended in patients with electrolyte abnormalities, congestive heart failure, bradyarrhythmias or patients taking other medicinal products that lead to QT prolongation.

5.3 Serotonin Syndrome

The development of serotonin syndrome has been reported with 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. Most reports have been associated with concomitant use of serotonergic drugs (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors, mirtazapine, fentanyl, lithium, tramadol, and intravenous methylene blue). Some of the reported cases were fatal. Serotonin syndrome occurring with overdose of Ondansetron preservative free alone has also been reported. The majority of reports of serotonin syndrome related to 5-HT3 receptor antagonist use occurred in a post anesthesia care unit or an infusion center.

Symptoms associated with serotonin syndrome may include the following combination of signs and symptoms: mental status changes (e.g., agitation, hallucinations, delirium, and coma), autonomic instability (e.g., tachycardia, labile blood pressure, dizziness, diaphoresis, flushing, hyperthermia), neuromuscular symptoms (e.g., tremor, rigidity, myoclonus, hyperreflexia, incoordination), seizures, with or without gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea). Patients should be monitored for the emergence of serotonin syndrome, especially with concomitant use of Ondansetron preservative free and other serotonergic drugs. If symptoms of serotonin syndrome occur, discontinue Ondansetron preservative free and initiate supportive treatment. Patients should be informed of the increased risk of serotonin syndrome, especially if Ondansetron preservative free is used concomitantly with other serotonergic drugs [see Drug Interactions (7.3), Overdosage (10.), Patient Counseling Information (17.)].

5.4 Masking of Progressive Ileus and/or Gastric Distension

The use of Ondansetron preservative free in patients following abdominal surgery or in patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting may mask a progressive ileus and/or gastric distension.

5.5 Effect on Peristalsis

Ondansetron preservative free is not a drug that stimulates gastric or intestinal peristalsis. It should not be used instead of nasogastric suction.

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6 ADVERSE REACTIONS

  • The most common adverse drug events in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting were: headache, malaise/fatigue, constipation, and diarrhea. (6.1)
  • The most common adverse event (≥5%) in postoperative nausea and vomiting was headache. (6.1)

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Galena Biopharma, Inc., Portland, OR, 97239, at 1 855 636 5710 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

6.1 Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

The following adverse events have been reported in clinical trials of patients treated with Ondansetron preservative free, the active ingredient of Ondansetron preservative free. A causal relationship to therapy with Ondansetron preservative free was unclear in many cases.

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Ondansetron preservative free Ondansetron preservative free Ondansetron preservative free
24 mg once daily 8 mg twice daily 32 mg once daily
Adverse Event N=300 N=124 N=117
Headache 33 (11%) 16 (13%) 17 (15%)
Diarrhea 13 (4%) 9 (7%) 3 (3%)
Ondansetron preservative free Ondansetron preservative free Placebo
8 mg twice daily 8 mg three times daily
Adverse Event N=242 N=415 N=262
Headache 58 (24%) 113 (27%) 34 (13%)
Malaise/fatigue 32 (13%) 37 (9%) 6 (2%)
Constipation 22 (9%) 26 (6%) 1 (<1%)
Diarrhea 15 (6%) 16 (4%) 10 (4%)

Central Nervous System: There have been rare reports consistent with, but not diagnostic of, extrapyramidal reactions in patients receiving Ondansetron preservative free.

Hepatic: In 723 patients receiving cyclophosphamide-based chemotherapy in US clinical trials, AST and/or ALT values have been reported to exceed twice the upper limit of normal in approximately 1% to 2% of patients receiving Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets. The increases were transient and did not appear to be related to dose or duration of therapy. On repeat exposure, similar transient elevations in transaminase values occurred in some courses, but symptomatic hepatic disease did not occur. The role of cancer chemotherapy in these biochemical changes cannot be clearly determined. There have been reports of liver failure and death in patients with cancer receiving concurrent medications including potentially hepatotoxic cytotoxic chemotherapy and antibiotics. The etiology of the liver failure is unclear.

Integumentary: Rash has occurred in approximately 1% of patients receiving Ondansetron preservative free.

Other: Rare cases of anaphylaxis, bronchospasm, tachycardia, angina (chest pain), hypokalemia, electrocardiographic alterations, vascular occlusive events, and grand mal seizures have been reported. Except for bronchospasm and anaphylaxis, the relationship to Ondansetron preservative free was unclear.

Radiation-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

The adverse events reported in patients receiving Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets and concurrent radiotherapy were similar to those reported in patients receiving Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets and concurrent chemotherapy. The most frequently reported adverse events were headache, constipation, and diarrhea.

Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

a Adverse Events: With the exception of headache, rates of these events were not significantly different in the Ondansetron preservative free and placebo groups.

b Patients were receiving multiple concomitant perioperative and postoperative medications.

Ondansetron preservative free 16 mg Placebo
Adverse Event a,b N=550 N=531
Headache 49 (9%) 27 (5%)
Hypoxia 49 (9%) 35 (7%)
Pyrexia 45 (8%) 34 (6%)
Dizziness 36 (7%) 34 (6%)
Gynecological disorder 36 (7%) 33 (6%)
Anxiety/agitation 33 (6%) 29 (5%)
Urinary retention 28 (5%) 18 (3%)
Pruritus 27 (5%) 20 (4%)

6.2 Postmarketing Experience

In addition to adverse events reported from clinical trials, the following events have been identified during post-approval use of oral formulations of Ondansetron preservative free. Because these events are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. The events have been chosen for inclusion due to a combination of their seriousness, frequency of reporting, or potential causal connection to Ondansetron preservative free.

Cardiovascular: Rarely and predominantly with intravenous Ondansetron preservative free, transient ECG changes including QT interval prolongation have been reported.

General: Flushing. Rare cases of hypersensitivity reactions, sometimes severe (e.g., anaphylaxis reactions, angioedema, bronchospasm, shortness of breath, hypotension, laryngeal edema, stridor) have also been reported. Laryngospasm, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest have occurred during allergic reactions in patients receiving injectable Ondansetron preservative free.

Hepatobiliary: Liver enzyme abnormalities

Lower Respiratory: Hiccups

Neurology: Oculogyric crisis, appearing alone, as well as with other dystonic reactions

Skin: Urticaria

Eye Disorders: Cases of transient blindness, predominantly during intravenous administration, have been reported. These cases of transient blindness were reported to resolve within a few minutes up to 48 hours.

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7 DRUG INTERACTIONS

Ondansetron preservative free does not itself appear to induce or inhibit the cytochrome P-450 drug-metabolizing enzyme system of the liver.

  • Apomorphine – profound hypotension and loss of consciousness. Concomitant use with Ondansetron preservative free is contraindicated.

7.1 Apomorphine

Based on reports of profound hypotension and loss of consciousness when apomorphine was administered with Ondansetron preservative free, the concomitant use of apomorphine with Ondansetron preservative free is contraindicated [see Contraindications (4)].

7.2 Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, Rifampicin

In patients treated with potent inducers of CYP3A4, the clearance of Ondansetron preservative free was significantly increased and Ondansetron preservative free blood concentrations were decreased. However, on the basis of available data, no dosage adjustment for Ondansetron preservative free is recommended for patients on these drugs.1,3

7.3 Serotonergic Drugs

Serotonin syndrome (including altered mental status, autonomic instability, and neuromuscular symptoms) has been described following the concomitant use of 5-HT 3 receptor antagoinists and other serotonergic drugs, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) and serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) .

7.4 Tramadol

Although there are no data on pharmacokinetic drug interactions between Ondansetron preservative free and tramadol, data from two small studies indicate that concomitant use of Ondansetron preservative free may result in reduced analgesic activity of tramadol. Patients in the studies self-administered tramadol more frequently, leading to an increased cumulative dose in patient controlled administration of tramadol.4,5

7.5 Chemotherapy

In humans, carmustine, etoposide, and cisplatin do not affect the pharmacokinetics of Ondansetron preservative free.

In a crossover study in 76 pediatric patients, intravenous Ondansetron preservative free did not increase blood levels of high-dose methotrexate.

7.6 Temazepam

The co-administration of Ondansetron preservative free had no effect on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of temazepam.

7.7 Antacids

Bioavailability of Ondansetron preservative free is unaffected by antacids

7.8 Alfentanil and Atracurium

Ondansetron preservative free does not alter the respiratory depressant effects produced by alfentanil or the degree of neuromuscular blockade produced by atracurium. Interactions with general or local anesthetics have not been studied.

8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

  • Pediatrics: The safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have only been established for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy in patients four years of age and older. For dosage recommendations see (2.2).
  • Impaired Hepatic Function: In patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh score of 10 or greater)2, a total daily dose of 8 mg should not be exceeded. (8.7)

8.1 Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category B. Reproduction studies have been performed in pregnant rats and rabbits at daily oral doses up to 15 and 30 mg/kg/day, respectively (approximately 8 and 30 times the human dose of 16 mg/day, based on body surface area), and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to Ondansetron preservative free. There are, however, no adequate and well- controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

8.3 Nursing Mothers

Ondansetron preservative free is excreted in the milk of rats. It is not known whether Ondansetron preservative free is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film is administered to a nursing woman.

8.4 Pediatric Use

Little information is available about dosage in pediatric patients less than 4 years of age. For dosage recommendations in the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy for patients 4 years of age and older . The safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established for the following

Indications: prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with radiotherapy, and prevention of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting.

8.5 Geriatric Use

Of the total number of subjects enrolled in cancer chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting in US- and foreign- controlled clinical trials, for which there were subgroup analyses, 938 were 65 years of age and over. No overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between these subjects and younger subjects, and other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients, but greater sensitivity of some older individuals cannot be ruled out. Dosage adjustment is not needed in patients over the age of 65 [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

8.6 Renal Impairment

The dosage recommendation is the same as for the general population. There is no experience beyond first-day administration of Ondansetron preservative free.

8.7 Hepatic Impairment

In patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh score of 10 or greater)2, clearance is reduced and apparent volume of distribution is increased with a resultant increase in plasma half-life [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. In such patients, a total daily dose of 8 mg should not be exceeded.

9 DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

Animal studies have shown that Ondansetron preservative free is not discriminated as a benzodiazepine nor does it substitute for benzodiazepines in direct addiction studies.

10 OVERDOSAGE

There is no specific antidote for Ondansetron preservative free overdose. Patients should be managed with appropriate supportive therapy. Individual intravenous doses as large as 150 mg and total daily intravenous doses as large as 252 mg have been inadvertently administered without significant adverse events. These doses are more than 10 times the recommended daily dose.

In addition to the adverse events listed above, the following events have been described in the setting of Ondansetron preservative free overdose: “Sudden blindness” (amaurosis) of 2 to 3 minutes' duration plus severe constipation occurred in 1 patient that was administered 72 mg of Ondansetron preservative free intravenously as a single dose. Hypotension (and faintness) occurred in a patient that took 48 mg of Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets. Following infusion of 32 mg over only a 4-minute period, a vasovagal episode with transient second-degree heart block was observed. In all instances, the events resolved completely.

Pediatric cases consistent with serotonin syndrome have been reported after inadvertent oral overdoses of Ondansetron preservative free (exceeding estimated ingestion of 5 mg/kg) in young children. Reported symptoms included somnolence, agitation, tachycardia, tachypnea, hypertension, flushing, mydriasis, diaphoresis, myoclonic movements, horizontal nystagmus, hyperreflexia, and seizure. Patients required supportive care, including intubation in some cases, with complete recovery without sequelae within 1 to 2 days.

11 DESCRIPTION

Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film is a white opaque orally dissolving film designed to be applied on top of the tongue where it will dissolve in 4 to 20 seconds and then is swallowed with saliva.

Ondansetron preservative free does not require water to aid dissolution or swallowing.

The active ingredient in Ondansetron preservative free is Ondansetron preservative free base, the racemic form of Ondansetron preservative free, and a selective blocking agent of the serotonin 5-HT3 receptor type. Chemically it is (±) 1, 2, 3, 9-tetrahydro-9-methyl-3-[(2-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-4H- carbazol-4-one.

The empirical formula is C18H19N3O representing a molecular weight of 293.3. Each 4-mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film for oral administration contains 4 mg Ondansetron preservative free base. Each 8-mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film for oral administration contains 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free base. Each Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film also contains the inactive ingredients butylated hydroxytoluene, calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide, erythritol, hypromellose, monoammonium glycyrrhizinate, peppermint flavor, polyethylene oxide, sodium bicarbonate, sucralose, titanium dioxide and xanthan gum.

Figure 1

12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

12.1 Mechanism of Action

Ondansetron preservative free is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. While its mechanism of action has not been fully characterized, Ondansetron preservative free is not a dopamine-receptor antagonist. Serotonin receptors of the 5-HT3 type are present both peripherally on vagal nerve terminals and centrally in the chemoreceptor trigger zone of the area postrema. It is not certain whether ondansetron' s antiemetic action is mediated centrally, peripherally, or in both sites. However, cytotoxic chemotherapy appears to be associated with release of serotonin from the enterochromaffin cells of the small intestine. In humans, urinary 5-HIAA excretion increases after cisplatin administration in parallel with the onset of emesis. The released serotonin may stimulate the vagal afferents through the 5- HT3 receptors and initiate the vomiting reflex. In animals, the emetic response to cisplatin can be prevented by pretreatment with an inhibitor of serotonin synthesis, bilateral abdominal vagotomy and greater splanchnic nerve section, or pretreatment with a serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist.

12.2 Pharmacodynamics

In normal volunteers, single intravenous doses of 0.15 mg/kg of Ondansetron preservative free had no effect on esophageal motility, gastric motility, lower esophageal sphincter pressure, or small intestinal transit time. Multiday administration of Ondansetron preservative free has been shown to slow colonic transit in normal volunteers. Ondansetron preservative free has no effect on plasma prolactin concentrations.

12.3 Pharmacokinetics

Absorption

Ondansetron preservative free is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and undergoes some first-pass metabolism. After a single dose of Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film 8 mg under fasting conditions (n=46), the peak plasma concentrations were achieved in 1.3 hours and the mean elimination half-life was 4.6 hours in healthy subjects. The mean (±S.D.) Cmax and AUC were 37.28 (±14.9) ng/mL and 225 (±88.1) ng·h/mL, respectively. In the same study, mean Ondansetron preservative free Cmax and AUC following administration of 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film were comparable to those after 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free ODT (orally disintegrating tablet). The systemic exposure after administration of Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film 8 mg with or without water was found to be comparable.

In a study using Ondansetron preservative free tablets, Ondansetron preservative free systemic exposure did not increase proportionately to dose. AUC from a 16 mg tablet was 24% greater than predicted from an 8 mg tablet dose. This may reflect some reduction of first-pass metabolism at higher oral doses.

Food Effect

When administered with a high fat meal, 8 mg Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film's mean time to peak plasma concentration (tmax) was delayed by approximately 1 hour and its AUC remained similar compared to that of under fasted stated.

Distribution

Plasma protein binding of Ondansetron preservative free as measured in vitro was 70% to 76% over the concentration range of 10 to 500 ng/mL. Circulating drug also distributes into erythrocytes.

Metabolism and Excretion

Ondansetron preservative free is extensively metabolized in humans, with approximately 5% of a radiolabeled dose recovered as the parent compound from the urine. The metabolites are observed in the urine. The primary metabolic pathway is hydroxylation on the indole ring followed by subsequent glucuronide or sulfate conjugation.

In vitro metabolism studies have shown that Ondansetron preservative free is a substrate for human hepatic cytochrome P-450 enzymes, including CYP1A2, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4. In terms of overall Ondansetron preservative free turnover, CYP3A4 played the predominant role.

Although some nonconjugated metabolites have pharmacologic activity, these are not found in plasma at concentrations likely to significantly contribute to the biological activity of Ondansetron preservative free.

Drug Interactions

Ondansetron preservative free does not itself appear to induce or inhibit the cytochrome P-450 drug-metabolizing enzyme system of the liver.

Because Ondansetron preservative free is metabolized by hepatic cytochrome P-450 drug-metabolizing enzymes (CYP3A4, CYP2D6, CYP1A2), inhibitors of these enzymes may change the clearance and, hence, the half-life of Ondansetron preservative free. On the basis of available data, no dosage adjustment is recommended for patients on these drugs. Based on the multiplicity of metabolic enzymes capable of metabolizing Ondansetron preservative free, it is likely that inhibition or loss of one enzyme (e.g., CYP2D6 genetic deficiency) will be compensated by others and may result in little change in overall rates of Ondansetron preservative free elimination.

On the basis of available limited data, no dosage adjustment for Ondansetron preservative free is recommended for patients on inhibitors of a single CYP enzyme.

Ondansetron preservative free elimination may be affected by cytochrome P-450 inducers. In a pharmacokinetic study of 16 epileptic patients maintained chronically on CYP3A4 inducers, carbamazepine, or phenytoin, reduction in AUC, Cmax, and T½ of Ondansetron preservative free was observed1; this resulted in a significant increase in clearance. However, on the basis of available data, no dosage adjustment for Ondansetron preservative free is recommended.

Specific Populations

Gender

Gender differences were shown in the disposition of Ondansetron preservative free given as a single dose. The extent and rate of ondansetron' s absorption is greater in women than men. It is not known whether these gender-related differences are clinically important.

Gender Mean Weight (kg) n C max (ng/mL) T max (h) T 1/2

(h)

AUC

(h·ng/mL)

M 62 39 35.2 1.67 4.54 207
F 56.7 7 49.1 1.7 5.39 323

Elderly

A reduction in clearance and increase in elimination half-life are seen in patients over 75 years of age. In clinical trials with cancer patients, safety and efficacy was similar in patients over 65 years of age and those under 65 years of age; there was an insufficient number of patients over 75 years of age to permit conclusions in that age-group. No dosage adjustment is recommended in the elderly.

Hepatic Impairment

In patients with mild-to-moderate hepatic impairment, clearance is reduced 2-fold and mean half-life is increased to 11.6 hours compared to 5.7 hours in healthy subjects. In patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh score of 10 or greater)2, clearance is reduced 2-fold to 3-fold and apparent volume of distribution is increased with a resultant increase in half-life to 20 hours. In patients with severe hepatic impairment, a total daily dose of 8 mg should not be exceeded.

Renal Impairment

Due to the very small contribution (5%) of renal clearance to the overall clearance, renal impairment was not expected to significantly influence the total clearance of Ondansetron preservative free. However, Ondansetron preservative free oral mean plasma clearance was reduced by about 50% in patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance <30 mL/min). This reduction in clearance is variable and was not consistent with an increase in half-life. No reduction in dose or dosing frequency in these patients is warranted.

13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Carcinogenic effects were not seen in 2-year studies in rats and mice with oral Ondansetron preservative free doses up to 10 mg/kg/day and 30 mg/kg/day, respectively (approximately 5 and 8 times the human dose of 16 mg/day, based on body surface area). Ondansetron preservative free was not mutagenic in standard tests for mutagenicity. Oral administration of Ondansetron preservative free up to 15 mg/kg/day (approximately 8 times the human dose of 16 mg/day, based on body surface area) did not affect fertility or general reproductive performance of male and female rats.

14 CLINICAL STUDIES

The clinical efficacy of Ondansetron preservative free, the active ingredient of Ondansetron preservative free, was assessed in clinical trials as described below.

14.1 Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Highly Emetogenic Chemotherapy

In 2 randomized, double-blind, monotherapy trials, a single 24 mg Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablet was superior to a relevant historical placebo control in the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including cisplatin ≥50 mg/m2. Steroid administration was excluded from these clinical trials. More than 90% of patients receiving a cisplatin dose ≥50 mg/m2 in the historical placebo comparator experienced vomiting in the absence of antiemetic therapy.

The first trial compared oral doses of Ondansetron preservative free 24 mg once a day, 8 mg twice a day, and 32 mg once a day in 357 adult cancer patients receiving chemotherapy regimens containing cisplatin ≥50 mg/m2. A total of 66% of patients in the Ondansetron preservative free 24 mg once- a-day group, 55% in the Ondansetron preservative free 8 mg twice-a-day group, and 55% in the Ondansetron preservative free 32 mg once-a-day group completed the 24- hour study period with 0 emetic episodes and no rescue antiemetic medications, the primary endpoint of efficacy. Each of the 3 treatment groups was shown to be statistically significantly superior to a historical placebo control.

In the same trial, 56% of patients receiving oral Ondansetron preservative free 24 mg once a day experienced no nausea during the 24-hour study period, compared with 36% of patients in the oral Ondansetron preservative free 8 mg twice-a-day group and 50% in the oral Ondansetron preservative free 32 mg once-a-day group.

In a second trial, efficacy of the oral Ondansetron preservative free 24 mg once-a-day regimen in the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including cisplatin ≥50 mg/m2, was confirmed.

Moderately Emetogenic Chemotherapy

In 1 double-blind US study in 67 patients, Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets 8 mg administered twice a day were significantly more effective than placebo in preventing vomiting induced by cyclophosphamide-based chemotherapy containing doxorubicin. Treatment response is based on the total number of emetic episodes over the 3-day study period. The results of this study are summarized in Table 5.

a The first dose was administered 30 minutes before the start of emetogenic chemotherapy, with a subsequent dose 8 hours after the first dose. An 8-mg Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablet was administered twice a day for 2 days after completion of chemotherapy.

b Median undefined since at least 50% of the patients were withdrawn or had more than 2 emetic episodes.

c Median undefined since at least 50% of patients did not have any emetic episodes.

Ondansetron preservative free
Tablet
8 mg twice daily a Placebo p Value
Number of patients 33 34
Treatment response
0 emetic episodes 20 (61%) 2 (6%) <0.001
1-2 emetic episodes 6 (18%) 8 (24%)
>2 emetic episodes/ withdrawn 7 (21%) 24 (71%) <0.001
Median number of emetic episodes 0.0 Undefinedb
Median time to first emetic episode (h) Undefinedc 6.5

In 1 double-blind US study in 336 patients, Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets 8 mg administered twice a day were as effective as Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets 8 mg administered 3 times a day in preventing nausea and vomiting induced by cyclophosphamide-based chemotherapy containing either methotrexate or doxorubicin.

Treatment response is based on the total number of emetic episodes over the 3-day study period. The results of this study are summarized in Table 6.

a The first dose was administered 30 minutes before the start of emetogenic chemotherapy, with a subsequent dose 8 hours after the first dose. An 8-mg Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablet was administered twice a day for 2 days after completion of chemotherapy.

b The first dose was administered 30 minutes before the start of emetogenic chemotherapy, with subsequent doses 4 and 8 hours after the first dose. An 8-mg

Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablet was administered three times daily for 2 days after completion of chemotherapy.

c Median undefined since at least 50% of patients did not have any emetic episodes.

d Visual analog scale assessment: 0=no nausea, 100=nausea as bad as it can be.

Ondansetron preservative free 8 mg twice daily a Ondansetron preservative free 8 mg three times daily b
Number of patients 165 171
Treatment response
0 emetic episodes 101 (61%) 99 (58%)
1-2 emetic episodes 16 (10%) 17 (10%)
>2 emetic episodes/withdrawn 48 (29%) 55 (32%)
Median number of emetic episodes 0.0 0.0
Median time to first emetic episode (h) Undefinedc Undefinedc
Median nausea scores (0-100)d 6 6

Retreatment

In uncontrolled trials, 148 patients receiving cyclophosphamide-based chemotherapy were re-treated with Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets 8 mg three times daily during subsequent chemotherapy for a total of 396 re-treatment courses. No emetic episodes occurred in 314 (79%) of the re-treatment courses, and only 1 to 2 emetic episodes occurred in 43 (11%) of the re-treatment courses.

Pediatrics

Three open-label, uncontrolled, foreign trials have been performed with 182 pediatric patients 4 to 18 years old with cancer who were given a variety of cisplatin or non-cisplatin regimens. In these foreign trials, the initial dose of Ondansetron preservative free HCl injection ranged from 0.04 mg/kg to 0.87 mg/kg for a total dose of 2.16 mg to 12 mg. This was followed by the administration of Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets ranging from 4 mg to 24 mg daily for 3 days. In these studies, 58% of the 170 evaluable patients had a complete response (no emetic episodes) on day 1. Two studies showed the response rates for patients less than 12 years of age who received Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets 4 mg three times daily to be similar to those in patients 12 to 18 years of age who received Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets 8 mg three times daily. Thus, prevention of emesis in these pediatric patients was essentially the same as for patients older than 18 years of age. Overall, Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets were tolerated in these pediatric patients.

14.2 Radiation-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Total Body Irradiation

In a randomized, double-blind study in 20 patients, Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets (8 mg given 1.5 hours before each fraction of radiotherapy for 4 days) were significantly more effective than placebo in preventing vomiting induced by total body irradiation. Total body irradiation consisted of 11 fractions (120 cGy per fraction) over 4 days for a total of 1,320 cGy. Patients received 3 fractions for 3 days, then 2 fractions on day 4.

Single High-Dose Fraction Radiotherapy

Ondansetron preservative free was significantly more effective than metoclopramide with respect to complete control of emesis (0 emetic episodes) in a double-blind trial in 105 patients receiving single high-dose radiotherapy (800 to 1,000 cGy) over an anterior or posterior field size of ≥80 cm2 to the abdomen. Patients received the first dose of Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets (8 mg) or metoclopramide (10 mg) 1 to 2 hours before radiotherapy. If radiotherapy was given in the morning, 2 additional doses of study treatment were given (1 tablet late afternoon and 1 tablet before bedtime). If radiotherapy was given in the afternoon, patients took only 1 further tablet that day before bedtime. Patients continued the oral medication on a three times daily basis for 3 days.

Daily Fractionated Radiotherapy

Ondansetron preservative free was significantly more effective than prochlorperazine with respect to complete control of emesis (0 emetic episodes) in a double-blind trial in 135 patients receiving a 1- to 4-week course of fractionated radiotherapy (180 cGy doses) over a field size of >100 cm2 to the abdomen. Patients received the first dose of Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets (8 mg) or prochlorperazine (10 mg) 1 to 2 hours before the patient received the first daily radiotherapy fraction, with 2 subsequent doses on a three times a day basis. Patients continued the oral medication on a three times daily basis on each day of radiotherapy.

14.3 Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Surgical patients who received Ondansetron preservative free 1 hour before the induction of general balanced anesthesia (barbiturate: thiopental, methohexital, or thiamylal; opioid: alfentanil, sufentanil, morphine, or fentanyl; nitrous oxide; neuromuscular blockade: succinylcholine/curare or gallamine and/or vecuronium, pancuronium, or atracurium; and supplemental isoflurane or enflurane) were evaluated in 2 double-blind studies (1 US study, 1 foreign) involving 865 patients. Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets (16 mg) were significantly more effective than placebo in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting.

The study populations in all trials thus far consisted of women undergoing inpatient surgical procedures. No studies have been performed in males. No controlled clinical study comparing Ondansetron preservative free HCl tablets to Ondansetron preservative free injection has been performed.

15 REFERENCES

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16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film 4 mg and Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film 8 mg, are supplied as thin rectangular white opaque films in individual foil-foil sealed child resistant pouches. Individual films are identified by “4 mg” or “8 mg”, according to the respective strengths, which is printed using pharmaceutical grade edible ink.

Individual pouches of Ondansetron preservative free 4 mg oral soluble film are packaged in boxes of 10 (NDC 57881-444-10) and packaged in boxes of 1 (NDC 57881-444-01). Individual pouches of Ondansetron preservative free 8 mg oral soluble film are packaged in boxes of 10 (NDC 57881-448-10) and packaged in boxes of 1 (NDC 57881-448-01).

Store at controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Store pouches in cartons. Keep product in pouch until ready to use.

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

See FDA-Approved Patient Labeling

Advise patients to carefully read the “Patient Information” and “Instructions for Use” accompanying each package of Ondansetron preservative free (ondansetron) oral soluble film.

Inform patients that Ondansetron preservative free may cause serious cardiac arrhythmias such as QT prolongation. Instruct patients to tell their healthcare provider right away if they perceive a change in their heart rate, if they feel lightheaded, or if they have a syncopal episode.

Inform patients that the chances of developing severe cardiac arrhythmias such as QT prolongation and Torsade de Pointes are higher in the following people:

  • Patients with a personal or family history of abnormal heart rhythms, such as congenital long QT syndrome;
  • Patients who take medications, such as diuretics, which may cause electrolyte abnormalities
  • Patients with hypokalemia or hypomagnesaemia
  • Ondansetron preservative free should be avoided in these patients, since they may be more at risk for cardiac arrhythmias such as QT prolongation and Torsade de Pointes.
  • Advise patients of the possibility of serotonin syndrome with concomitant use of Ondansetron preservative free and another serotonergic agent such as medications to treat depression and migraines. Advise patients to seek immediate medical attention if the following symptoms occur: changes in mental status, autonomic instability, neuromuscular symptoms with or without gastrointestinal symptoms.

Inform patients that Ondansetron preservative free film may cause headache, malaise/fatigue, constipation, and diarrhea. The patient should report the use of all medications, especially apomorphine or any drug of the 5HT3 antagonist class, to their health care provider. Concomitant use of apomorphine and Ondansetron preservative free may cause a significant drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness.

Inform patients that Ondansetron preservative free may cause hypersensitivity reactions, some as severe as anaphylaxis and bronchospasm. The patient should report any hypersensitivity reactions to this and other 5-HT3 receptor antagonists to their health care provider.

Instruct patients on how to use Ondansetron preservative free films:

The patient should keep the film in the pouch until ready to use and not to chew or swallow the film. With dry hands, the patient should fold the pouch along the dotted line to expose the tear notch. While still folded, the patient should tear the pouch carefully along the edge and remove the Ondansetron preservative free oral soluble film from the pouch. The patient should immediately place the film on top of the tongue where it dissolves in 4 to 20 seconds, then swallow with saliva. Once the film dissolves, the patient may swallow liquid but it is not required. The patient should wash his hands after taking Ondansetron preservative free.

Patient Information

Ondansetron preservative free ® (ZOO-plenz)

(ondansetron)

Oral Soluble Film

What is Ondansetron preservative free ® ?

Ondansetron preservative free is a prescription medicine that is used in adults to prevent nausea and vomiting:

  • that happens with certain cancer chemotherapy medicines, radiation therapy to your stomach-area (abdomen), or radiation therapy to your entire body.
  • that may happen after surgery

In children 4 years of age and older, Ondansetron preservative free is only used to prevent nausea and vomiting that happens with certain cancer chemotherapy medicines.

It is not known if Ondansetron preservative free is safe and works in children to prevent nausea and vomiting with radiation therapy, or nausea and vomiting that may happen after surgery in children.

Who should not take Ondansetron preservative free? Do not take Ondansetron preservative free if you:

  • take apomorphine hydrochloride (Apokyn)
  • have had an allergic reaction to Ondansetron preservative free or are allergic to any of its ingredients. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Ondansetron preservative free.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Ondansetron preservative free? Before you take Ondansetron preservative free, tell you doctor if you:

  • have any heart problems, including a condition called “congenital long QT syndrome”
  • take a medicine that causes heart problems (QT prolongation)
  • have low blood levels of potassium or magnesium
  • have liver problems
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Ondansetron preservative free will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Ondansetron preservative free passes into your breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Ondansetron preservative free works, and Ondansetron preservative free may affect how other medicines work. Taking Ondansetron preservative free with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • apomorphine hydrochloride (Apokyn)
  • tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram, Ultram ER, Ryzolt, ConZip, Rybix ODT)
  • any other medicine for nausea and vomiting

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take Ondansetron preservative free?

  • Take Ondansetron preservative free exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
  • If you take too much Ondansetron preservative free, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
  • An adult should help a young child use Ondansetron preservative free.

Read the Instructions for Use at the end of this Patient Information for information about the right way to take Ondansetron preservative free.

What should I avoid while taking Ondansetron preservative free?

Ondansetron preservative free may cause dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Ondansetron preservative free affects you.

What are the possible side effects of Ondansetron preservative free?

Ondansetron preservative free may cause serious side effects, including:

  • severe allergic reactions. Stop taking Ondansetron preservative free and get medical help right away if you have any of these signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction to Ondansetron preservative free:
    • rash
    • hives
    • itching
    • trouble breathing
    • chest tightness or chest pain
    • swelling of your mouth, face, lips, or tongue
  • heart rhythm changes. Ondansetron preservative free can cause a change in the electrical activity in your heart called QT prolongation, which can cause irregular heartbeats.

The most common side effects of Ondansetron preservative free include:

  • headache
  • tiredness and body discomfort
  • constipation
  • diarrhea

These are not all the possible side effects of Ondansetron preservative free. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Ondansetron preservative free?

  • Store Ondansetron preservative free at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Keep Ondansetron preservative free in the foil pouch until ready to use. Keep foil pouches in the carton.
  • Use Ondansetron preservative free right after you take it out of the pouch.

Keep Ondansetron preservative free and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of Ondansetron preservative free

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in Patient Information leaflets. Do not use Ondansetron preservative free for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Ondansetron preservative free to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Ondansetron preservative free that is written for health professionals.

For more information, go to www. ZUPLENZ.com or call 1 855 636 5710.

What are the ingredients in Ondansetron preservative free?

Active ingredient: Ondansetron preservative free

Inactive ingredients: butylated hydroxytoluene, calcium carbonate, colloidal silicon dioxide, erythritol, hypromellose, monoammonium glycyrrhizinate, peppermint flavor, polyethylene oxide, sodium bicarbonate, sucralose, titanium dioxide and xanthan gum.

This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Manufactured by:

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Manufactured for:

Galena Biopharma, Inc.

Portland, OR 97239

Distributed by:

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Revised: September 2014

Instructions for Use

Ondansetron preservative free ® (ZOO-plenz)

(ondansetron)

Oral Soluble Film

Step 1. Keep the Ondansetron preservative free film in the foil pouch until ready to use. Use Ondansetron preservative free film right away after you take it out of the pouch.

Step 2. Make sure your hands are dry.

Step 3. Fold the pouch along the dotted line to expose the tear notch. See Figure A.

Principal Display Panel - 4 mg

Principal Display Panel - Box Label

TO OPEN: Fold along dotted line and

tear down at slit along the arrow.

PHYSICIAN SAMPLE

NOT FOR SALE

NDC 57881-444-01

Ondansetron preservative free ®

(ondansetron) oral soluble film

4 mg

Rx only

1 Film

Principal Display Panel - 8 mg

Principal Display Panel - Box Label

TO OPEN: Fold along dotted line and

tear down at slit along the arrow.

PHYSICIAN SAMPLE

NOT FOR SALE

NDC 57881-448-01

Ondansetron preservative free ®

(ondansetron) oral soluble film

8 mg

Rx only

1 Film

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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Ondansetron preservative free?

Depending on the reaction of the Ondansetron preservative free after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Ondansetron preservative free not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Ondansetron preservative free addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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