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SANCUSO® (granisetron transdermal system) relieves chemotherapy complications

Why do some patients with cancer experience chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)?

View diagram of how CINV starts and how SANCUSO helps prevent it

Help minimize CINV through some simple changes to your diet and lifestyle

  • Eat 6 small meals instead of 3 large meals daily
  • Eat lightly before treatment
  • Keep high-calorie, high-protein snacks available
  • Avoid fatty, greasy, or spicy foods
  • Eat and drink slowly
  • If foods taste metallic, use plastic flatware and dishes
  • Try bland foods
  • Drink very minimal amounts of fluids with meals
  • Drink plenty of clear fluids
  • Avoid foods with strong odors
  • Avoid lying flat for at least 2 hours after meals
  • Enjoy cold foods at room temperature and avoid hot foods
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Take time to relax, nap, or practice breathing techniques—or try meditation
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Indication and Important Safety Information For Patients


SANCUSO® (granisetron transdermal system) is indicated for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving moderately and/or highly emetogenic chemotherapy regimens of up to 5 consecutive days duration.


What is SANCUSO® (granisetron transdermal system)? 

SANCUSO is a prescription medicine used to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients 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?

What should I avoid while using SANCUSO?

What are the possible side effects of 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

See full Patient Information for SANCUSO.