Generic Name(s): Granisetron
Drug Class: Antiemetic, Serotonin-3, Receptor Antagonist
Sancuso is a drug that belongs in the classes; Antiemetic, Serotonin-3 and Receptor Antagonist. Sancuso's generic name is Granisetron. Sancuso is a drug that is used in the treatment of nausea brought about by cancer chemotherapy or drug treatment. The drug is also used in the treatment of other conditions as prescribed by your doctor.
Sancuso is a prescription drug indicated for the prevention of nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drug treatment, also known as chemotherapy. Sancuso is in the class of medicines called receptor antagonists. Sancuso works by inhibiting the activities of a certain substance produced naturally by the body known as serotonin. Serotonin can cause vomiting.
One dose of Sancuso lasts four to nine hours and is typically given once or twice every twenty hours. Sancuso is removed from the body by the kidney and the liver. While using Sancuso may cause mild redness on the skin, be sure to contact your doctor if the redness lasts for more than three days.