What is Sancuso® (granisetron transdermal system)?
Sancuso is a prescription medicine used to prevent nausea and vomiting in people receiving some types of chemotherapy treatment. Sancuso is a skin patch that slowly releases the medicine contained in the adhesive (glue), through clean and intact skin areas into your bloodstream while you wear the patch. Sancuso is for skin use only.

Who should not use Sancuso?
Do not use Sancuso if you are allergic to granisetron or any of the other ingredients in Sancuso.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Sancuso?

  • Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
    • Are allergic to medical adhesive tape, adhesive dressings or other skin patches.
    • Have pain or swelling in your stomach area (abdomen).
    • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Sancuso will harm your unborn baby.
    • Are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Sancuso passes into your breast milk.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Other medicines may affect how Sancuso works. Sancuso may also affect how other medicines work.

What should I avoid while using Sancuso?

  • Do not apply any heat source over or near the Sancuso patch as it may increase your blood levels during the time of heat exposure.
  • Avoid sunlight. The medicine in Sancuso (granisetron) may not work as well and/or may affect your skin if exposed to direct sunlight or the light from sunlamps.
    • Keep the patch covered with clothing if you will be in sunlight or near a sunlamp.
    • Keep the skin where Sancuso was applied covered for another 10 days after the patch is taken off.

What are the possible side effects of Sancuso?

  • Sancuso can cause serious side effects:
    • Using Sancuso may make it harder to identify certain stomach and bowel problems that are from other causes. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any stomach area (abdominal) pain or swelling while using Sancuso.
    • Skin reactions. Tell your healthcare provider if you get any redness, rashes, bumps, blisters or itching at the patch application site, and especially if they spread or appear outside the patch application site. You may need to stop using Sancuso.

The most common side effect of Sancuso is constipation.

These are not all the possible side effects of Sancuso. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

To report suspected side effects, contact Kyowa Kirin, Inc. at 1-800-SANCUSO or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.