Aprepit Kit

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Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Aprepit Kit is a prescription medicine used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It is also used in the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults.

Aprepit Kit is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are headache, hiccups, loss of appetite, fatigue, and constipation. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may cause diarrhea, so it is beneficial to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding. You should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Aprepit Kit

  • Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy

Benefits of Aprepit Kit

In Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy

Aprepit Kit blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. It is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused due to some medicines or cancer treatment. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably from cancer treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. It is also effective at preventing nausea and vomiting after an operation (in adults only). Take it as prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Aprepit Kit

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Aprepit

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hiccup
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

How to use Aprepit Kit

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Aprepit Kit may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aprepit Kit works

Aprepit Kit is an antiemetic medication. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (neurokinin) in the brain that may cause nausea and vomiting during anti-cancer treatment (chemotherapy).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Aprepit Kit. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aprepit Kit may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aprepit Kit is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Aprepit Kit may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aprepit Kit is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Aprepit Kit is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aprepit Kit is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Aprepit Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Aprepit Kit?

If you miss a dose of Aprepit Kit, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Aprepit Kit helps prevent nausea and vomiting caused by certain chemotherapy medicines.
  • It will not help if you already have nausea and vomiting.
  • Do not use it continuously for a long time.
  • It is recommended to take Aprepit Kit 1 hour before chemotherapy treatment (Day 1) and in the morning on Days 2 and 3.
  • It may damage sperms and may harm the baby if used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylmorpholine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
NK1 Antagonists

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Aprepit with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alestol, Astelong, Astem
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Azep, Arzep, Optihist AZ
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Carz, Antep, C Lep
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Cet
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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NAUSEA AND VOMITING DUE TO COLD
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab Domstal 1 tab Stat and keep yourself warm
Vomiting, nausea neck pain backside
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Neck pain may be due to nausea NAD vomiting Visit physician for the same
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FAQs

Q. What are Aprepit Kit capsules/ what is Aprepit Kit used for?

Aprepit Kit is used in adults in combination with other medicines to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy (cancer treatment) or in some cases after a surgery

Q. How does Aprepit Kit work?

Aprepit Kit is an antiemetic that works by blocking the action of neurokinin, a natural substance in the brain that causes nausea and vomiting.

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References

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Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
MRP
1000
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1 Kit in 1 packet
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