• SANCUSO is simple and easy to apply.
  • Only use SANCUSO as directed. The patch can be applied by you, a caregiver, or your healthcare professional.

Learn how to apply SANCUSO

An oncology nurse reviews the simple steps to apply Sancuso (Granisetron Transdermal System) and receive 5 days of continuous protection against chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)
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How should I apply Sancuso?
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  • Be sure to keep the patch inside the sealed pouch until you are ready to apply it.1
  • Apply SANCUSO a minimum of 24 to a maximum of 48 hours before your scheduled chemotherapy treatment.1
  • Do not cut the SANCUSO patch into pieces.1
How to apply the Sancuso (Granisetron Transdermal System) patch
  • Apply SANCUSO to a clean, dry, healthy area of skin on the outside part of your upper arm. SANCUSO should not be placed on skin that is red, irritated, or damaged.1
  • Do not put SANCUSO on areas that have been treated with creams, oils, lotions, powders, or other skincare products that might keep the patch from sticking to your skin.1
  • If the patch does not stick well, you may use surgical bandages or medical adhesive tape to keep the patch in place. Place tape or bandages on the edges of the patch. Do not completely cover the patch with bandages or tape and do not wrap completely around your arm. If the patch comes more than half off or it becomes damaged see your healthcare provider.1
  • If you’ve attached your patch and your chemotherapy is delayed or canceled, or if the patch completely falls off, the SANCUSO Patch Replacement Program may be able to help you get a replacement patch.
  • Avoid sunlight. The medicine in SANCUSO may not work as well and/ or may affect your skin if exposed to direct sunlight or the light from sunlamps or tanning beds. It is important to do the following:
    • While you wear the patch, keep it covered with clothing if you will be in
           sunlight or near a sunlamp, including tanning beds.1
    • Keep the skin where SANCUSO was applied covered for another 10
           days after the patch is taken off to protect from exposure to direct
           sunlight. 1
    • While you wear the patch, keep it
           covered with clothing if you will be in
           sunlight or near a sunlamp,
           including tanning beds.1
    • Keep the skin where SANCUSO was
           applied covered for another 10 days
           after the patch is taken off to protect
           from exposure to direct sunlight. 1
Who Shouldn't Use SANCUSO?
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  • Avoid use if you are allergic to granisetron or any of the other ingredients in SANCUSO, or if you have allergies to medical adhesive tape, adhesive dressings, or other skin patches.1
  • Important: SANCUSO contains granisetron, the same medicine in Kytril. Do not take Kytril at the same time you use SANCUSO unless your healthcare provider tells you it is alright.1
  • Avoid use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless your healthcare professional has told you that you can use it.1
  • Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant, if you become pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using SANCUSO, or if you are planning to breastfeed or are breastfeeding.1

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What Are the Possible Side Effects of SANCUSO?
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  • SANCUSO can cause side effects in some people. The most common side effects with SANCUSO are constipation and headache.1
  • Be sure to notify your healthcare professional if you have pain in your abdomen or your abdomen becomes swollen.1
  • While you are wearing SANCUSO, you may see some mild redness at or around the patch application site. If uncomfortable irritation or excessive itchiness occurs, remove the patch and call your healthcare professional.1
What Should I Know Before Starting SANCUSO?
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  • While you are wearing SANCUSO, you must keep it covered (eg, under clothing) if there is a risk of exposure to sunlight or sunlamps. Continue to keep the application area covered for 10 days after removing SANCUSO.1
  • Showering or bathing will not change the way that SANCUSO works— however, you should try to avoid immersing SANCUSO in water for long periods of time because it could cause the patch to become unstuck.1
  • If the patch does not stick well, you may use surgical bandages or medical adhesive tape to keep the patch in place. Place tape or bandages on the edges of the patch. Do not completely cover the patch with bandages or tape and do not wrap completely around your arm. If the patch comes more than half off or it becomes damaged see your healthcare provider.1
  • Since there is no information on the effect of swimming, strenuous exercise, or use of a sauna or whirlpool on the patch, you should also avoid these activities while wearing SANCUSO.1
  • 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.1
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