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Generic: aprepitant
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It is used with other medicines to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatment (chemotherapy)
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Do not take this medicine if you already have nausea and vomiting. Ask your health care provider what to do if you already have nausea.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

This medicine should not be used continuously for a long time.

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check- ups. This medicine may change your liver function blood test results.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in heart rhythm
  • high or low blood pressure
  • rectal bleeding
  • serious dizziness or disorientation, confusion
  • sharp or severe stomach pain
  • sharp pain in your leg

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • hair loss
  • headache
  • hiccups
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • upset stomach
  • tiredness

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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