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



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What is this medicine?

FOSAPREPITANT (fos ap RE pi tant) is used together with other medicines to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatment (chemotherapy).

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to fosaprepitant, aprepitant, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of these medicines:
  • cisapride
  • pimozide
  • ranolazine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • diltiazem
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills
  • medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • medicines for HIV
  • medicines for seizures or to control epilepsy like carbamazepine or phenytoin
  • medicines used for sleep or anxiety disorders like alprazolam, diazepam, or midazolam
  • nefazodone
  • paroxetine
  • rifampin
  • some chemotherapy medications like etoposide, ifosfamide, vinblastine, vincristine
  • some antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, troleandomycin
  • steroid medicines like dexamethasone or methylprednisolone
  • tolbutamide
  • warfarin

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.

               
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