Zofran Zydis 8mg Wafers 10 (A)


Drug Name: ondansetron
Our Price $22.99
PBS $36.10
Concession $5.90
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Zofran Zydis 8mg Wafers 10 (A)

Zofran Zydis 8mg Wafers 10 (A)

Product ID: 55611

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet?

Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking Zofran Zydis wafers.

This leaflet answers some common questions about Zofran Zydis wafers. It does not contain all of the available information.

It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Zofran Zydis wafers against the benefits this medicine is expected to have for you.

If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet with the medicine. You may need to read it again.

What Zofran Zydis wafers are used for

Zofran Zydis wafers belong to a group of medicines called antiemetics.

Zofran Zydis wafers work by helping to stop the nausea (sick feeling) and vomiting which can occur after certain treatments. 'Wafer' used in the product name, is the word used for the special type of tablet which dissolves in a few seconds when placed on the tongue. It is easier to swallow than ordinary tablets.

Zofran Zydis wafers should only be used to treat the nausea and vomiting for which they have been prescribed.

Your doctor may have prescribed Zofran Zydis wafers for another reason.

Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Zofran Zydis wafers have been prescribed for you.

Zofran Zydis wafers are not addictive.

Before you take Zofran Zydis wafers

When you must not take them
Do not take Zofran Zydis wafers if you have ever had an allergic reaction to ondansetron or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction may be mild or severe. They usually include some or all of the following: wheezing, swelling of the lips/mouth, difficulty in breathing, hayfever, lumpy rash ("hives") or fainting.
Do not take Zofran Zydis wafers if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor says you should.

Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Zofran Zydis wafers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not take Zofran Zydis wafers after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack.

If you take it after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well.
Do not take Zofran Zydis wafers if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
If you're not sure whether you should be taking Zofran Zydis wafers, talk to your doctor.

Before you start to take them

You must tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to foods, dyes, preservatives or any other medicines.
you have, or used to have, liver problems
you suffer from severe constipation or have a blockage in your gut
you have phenylketonuria, as Zofran Zydis wafers contain aspartame.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. Some medicines may affect the way others work. Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to tell you what to do when taking Zofran Zydis wafers with other medicines.

Use in children

There is limited experience in children. Zofran Zydis wafers can be taken by children over 4 years of age.

How to take Zofran Zydis wafers

The Pharmacist's label on the pack will tell you how to take Zofran Zydis wafers. If there is something you do not understand, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

How much to take

DO NOT take more Zofran Zydis wafers than your doctor or pharmacist tells you.

DO NOT take Zofran Zydis wafers MORE OFTEN than your doctor or pharmacist tells you.

If you vomit within one hour of taking your first Zofran Zydis wafer of each course prescribed for you, you should take the same dose again. If you continue to vomit, tell your doctor.

How to take them

PEEL BACK the foil top of the blister strip and GENTLY remove the Zofran Zydis wafer. (DO NOT try to push it through the foil top as the wafer is fragile and will break up inside the foil). Place the Zofran Zydis wafer on top of your tongue.

It will disappear very quickly, then swallow as normal.

When to take them

Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to tell you when you should take your Zofran Zydis wafers.

How long to take them

Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to tell you how long you should take your Zofran Zydis wafers.

If you forget to take them

If you miss your dose and you do not feel sick take your next dose when you are meant to.

If you miss your dose, and you feel sick, take the missed dose as soon as possible, then go back to taking your Zofran Zydis wafer as you would normally. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.

If you take too much (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 131126) for advice, if you think you or anyone else may have taken too much Zofran Zydis wafers, even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Keep telephone numbers for these places handy.

If you are not sure what to do, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

While you are taking Zofran Zydis wafers

Things you must do

Tell your doctor or pharmacist that you are taking Zofran Zydis wafers if you are about to be started on any new medicines.

Tell your doctor if you become pregnant or are trying to become pregnant.

Tell your doctor if, for any reason, you have not taken your medicine exactly as prescribed. Otherwise, your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.

Things you must not do

Do not stop taking Zofran Zydis wafers, or change the dose without first checking with your doctor.

Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.

Do not use Zofran Zydis wafers to treat any other complaints unless your doctor says to.


Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you have any problems while taking Zofran Zydis wafers, even if you do not think the problems are connected with the medicine or are not listed in this leaflet. Like other medicines, Zofran Zydis wafers can cause some side-effects. If they occur, they are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.

The most commonly reported side-effects are:
a sensation of warmth or flushing
mild stomach cramps
constipation or diarrhoea
dry mouth
dizziness or light-headed feeling

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you notice any of the following:
chest pain or tightness of chest
changes in the way your heart beats eg if you notice it beating faster or slower than normal, or if it beats irregularly or if it 'throbs'
low blood pressure
abnormal muscular body movements or shaking
involuntary upward movement of the eyes
unusual muscle tone causing distortion of the body
fits or convulsions

If you think you are having an allergic reaction to Zofran Zydis wafers, TELL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY or go to the casualty department at your nearest hospital. Symptoms usually include some or all of the following:
swelling of the lips/mouth
difficulty in breathing
hay fever
lumpy rash ("hives")

This is not a complete list of all possible side-effects. Others may occur in some people and there may be some side-effects not yet known.

If your nausea (feeling of sickness) or vomiting does not go away, ask your doctor what to do.

In certain illnesses and treatments where Zofran has been used, blood vessel blockage has occurred.

However, it is important to note that blood vessel blockage has also occurred in these illnesses and treatments when Zofran has NOT been used. Discuss this with your doctor if you have any concerns.

Tell your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell, even if it is not on this list.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you don't understand anything in this list.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side-effects. You may not experience any of them.

After taking Zofran Zydis wafers


Keep this medicine where young children cannot reach it. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.

Keep Zofran Zydis wafers in a cool, dry place where it stays below 30 °C.

Do not store it, or any other medicine, in a bathroom or near a sink.

Do not leave it in the car or on window sills. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.

Keep your Zofran Zydis wafers in their pack until it is time to take them. If taken out of their pack, they may not keep well.


If your doctor tells you to stop taking Zofran Zydis wafers, or they have passed their expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any wafers left over.

Product description

What Zofran Zydis wafers look like.

Zofran Zydis is a special type of tablet called a 'wafer'.

Zofran Zydis wafers are white, round wafers, with no markings on either side. They come in a foil blister pack of 4 or 10 wafers, which are contained in a box. There is a 4 mg strength and an 8 mg strength.


Zofran Zydis wafers contain either 4 mg or 8 mg of the active ingredient ondansetron. They also contain gelatin, mannitol, aspartame, sodium methyl hydroxybenzoate, sodium propyl hydroxybenzoate and strawberry flavour.

Zofran Zydis wafers do not contain gluten or lactose.

Your Zofran Zydis wafers are supplied by:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
1061 Mountain Highway
Boronia Victoria 3155
Further Information
Pharmaceutical companies are not in a position to give people an individual diagnosis or medical advice. Your doctor or pharmacist is the best person to give you advice on the treatment of your condition. You may also be able to find general information about your disease and its treatment from books, for example in public libraries.
Do not throw this leaflet away. You may need to read it again.
This leaflet was prepared on 16 January 2003.
The information provided applies only to: Zofran® Zydis® wafers.
®Zofran is a registered trade mark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.
®Zydis is a registered trade mark of RP Scherer Corporation.
Zofran Zydis Wafers 4 mg: AUST R 63054
Zofran Zydis Wafers 8 mg: AUST R 63055.
©2003 GlaxoSmithKline
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