Localized Urticaria with Intravenous Ondansetron: A Case Report

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Acta Medica International,2014,1,1,39-40.
Published:January 2014
Type:Case Report

Localized Urticaria with Intravenous Ondansetron: A Case Report

Rohit Varshney1, Gaurav Jain2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, TMMC&RC., Moradabad, U.P, India,

2Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, B.H.U.,Varanasi, U.P., India

Abstract:

Ondansetron is an effective antiemetic agent widely used to control nausea and vomiting associated with malignancy and surgery. Although hypersenstivity reactions have been reported with ondansetron in connection with emetogenic chemotherapy, it has been rarely addressed under perioperative settings. This case highlights the need of increased awareness among anaesthesiologists regarding the allergic potential of ondansetron and emphasize for judicious administration of this drug with adequate emergency backup.