IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
Emend IV Uses
Fosaprepitant is used with other medications to help prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drug treatment (chemotherapy). Fosaprepitant works by blocking one of the body's natural substances (substance P/neurokinin 1) that causes vomiting.
This medication will not treat nausea or vomiting if you already have it. Contact your doctor for further instructions if you are experiencing nausea or vomiting.
How To Use Emend IV
Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill or receive treatment. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. Fosaprepitant is usually given as a single dose 30 minutes before your chemotherapy or as directed by your doctor. On the following 2 days, you will usually take the form of this medication given by mouth (aprepitant). If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Rarely, a very serious allergic reaction to this drug might occur while your dose is being given (infusion reaction). Tell your health care professional immediately if you experience any side effects such as flushing, redness, or trouble breathing during your treatment. The infusion may need to be stopped. If the infusion is stopped, tell your doctor about the infusion reaction and do not use fosaprepitant again.
Tell your doctor if you develop nausea or vomiting.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised June 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.