Services Database Childhood Gastroenteritis Drugs On Demand (Ondansetron)

Service ID



This service aims to provide a service available to all patients in all locations and to reduce the need for out of hours treatment and/ or hospitalisation, with the aim of providing the best level of care for the patient. The pharmacy will provide information and advice to the parent or carer in line with the locally agreed childhood gastroenteritis care guidelines/ pathway (Appendix 1).

The pharmacy holds the specified medicines required to deliver this service and will dispense (and re-order) these in response to an NHS prescription presented.

Pharmacies must keep one full pack of each of the following in stock:

  • Ondansetron 4mg/5ml solution x 50ml bottle
  • Ondasetron 4mg lyophilisates (Zofran Melts) x 10 tablets (If Zofran Melts not available Ondansetron films may be used)

Location of service

Thames Valley LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Standard NHS contract

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

On demand availability of specialist drugs (other)

Other organisations involved


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East Berkshire only