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How to use SANCUSO® (granisetron transdermal system)

Before starting SANCUSO

Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some of them may affect how SANCUSO works or how your other medicines work.

Follow these steps for proper application

The SANCUSO transdermal system comes inside a pouch which is inside the carton.

  1. Each pouch contains one Sancuso patch
    Remove the patch from the carton; tear the pouch open and remove the patch. Each pouch contains 1 SANCUSO patch stuck onto a rigid plastic film, and a separate clear protective liner.
    • Do not remove the SANCUSO patch from the pouch until you are ready to use it
    • Do not cut the SANCUSO patch into pieces
  2. Remove the thin liner from the printed side of the patch
    Remove the thin, clear protective liner to expose the printed side of the patch.
  3. Carefully bend the patch to remove the rigid lining
    Bend the patch in the middle and remove one half of the rigid plastic film. Be careful not to stick the patch to itself and avoid touching the sticky side of the patch.
  4. Firmly press the patch to the skin and smooth it down
    While holding the remaining half of the rigid plastic film, apply the patch to the skin. Remove the second half of the rigid plastic film and press the whole patch firmly in place with your fingers and smooth down. Press firmly making sure it sticks well, especially around the edges.
  5. Wash your hands immediately after applying the Sancuso patch
    Wash your hands right away after applying the patch to remove any medicine that might have stuck to your fingers.
  6. The Sancuso patch can be worn up to 7 days, depending on how long your chemotherapy treatment lasts
    Keep the patch in place for the duration of the chemotherapy. Remove the patch at least 1 day (24 hours) after chemotherapy is finished. The patch can be worn up to 7 days, depending on the number of days your chemotherapy treatment lasts.
    • Do not re-use the SANCUSO patch after you remove it. See instructions included with your SANCUSO patch on how to remove and throw away after use.


When not to use SANCUSO

Possible side effects of SANCUSO

Indication and Important Safety Information For Patients

What is SANCUSO (granisetron trandermal system)?

SANCUSO is a prescription medicine used to prevent nausea and vomiting in adults receiving anti-cancer (chemotherapy) treatment that causes moderate or severe vomiting.

SANCUSO is a skin patch (transdermal system) that slowly releases the medicine into your bloodstream while you wear the transdermal system.

It is not known if SANCUSO is safe and effective in children.

Who should not use SANCUSO?

Do not use SANCUSO if you are allergic to granisetron or any of the ingredients in SANCUSO. See the end of this leaflet for a list of ingredients in SANCUSO.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using SANCUSO?

How should I use SANCUSO?

Read the Instructions for Use that comes with SANCUSO transdermal system.

Use SANCUSO exactly as your healthcare provided tells you to.

What should I avoid while using SANCUSO?

What are the possible side effects of SANCUSO?

SANCUSO may cause serious side effects, including:

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of SANCUSO. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See full Patient Information for SANCUSO.