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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-40

Localized urticaria with intravenous ondansetron: A case report

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, TMMC&RC., Moradabad, U.P, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, B.H.U., Varanasi, U.P, India

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Rohit Varshney
Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, TMMC&RC, Moradabad
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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.

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