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|Title:||Use of granisetron for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting|
|Abstract:||The present invention is directed to a method for the treatment of post-operative nausea and vomiting wherein granisetron is administered to a patient in need thereof.|
|Inventor(s):||Sanger; Gareth John (Sawbridgeworth, GB), Davey; Philip Timothy (Bishop's Stortford, GB), Dott; Christopher Stuart (Reigate, GB)|
|Assignee:||SmithKLine Beecham p.l.c. (Brentford, GB)|
1. A method of treatment of post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in mammals, including man, by administration of granisetron to the mammal in need thereof.
2. A method according to claim 1 wherein the granisetron is adapted for intravenous administration.
3. A method according to claim 1 wherein granisetron is administered in a 1 mg to 3 mg unit dose.
4. A method according to claim 1 wherein granisetron is administered pre-operatively, peri-operatively; or post-operatively.
5. A method according to claim 4 wherein granisetron is administered pre-operatively.
6. The method of claim 1 wherein from about 1 mg to about 3 mg of granisetron is administered pre-operatively.
7. The method of claim 1 wherein from about 1 mg to about 3 mg of granisetron is administered peri-operatively.
8. The method of claim 1 wherein from about 1 mg to about 3 mg of granisetron is administered post-operatively.
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