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Fosa 150mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Overview

Introduction

Fosa 150mg Injection is a prescription medicine used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

Fosa 150mg Injection is given under the supervision of healthcare professional. Moreover, it is better to take it at a fixed time and you should not stop taking this medication suddenly without talking to your doctor. In case you have missed a dose than it is better to take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your doctor may advice for regular monitoring of liver function test while taking this medicine.

It has side effects like headache, loss of appetite, increase liver enzymes, fatigue and constipation. Dizziness and sleepiness may also occur as a side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Uses of Fosa Injection

  • Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy

Side effects of Fosa Injection

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 Fosa

  • Fatigue

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Fatigue
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.

How to use Fosa Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Fosa Injection works

Fosa 150mg Injection 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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fosa 150mg Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fosa 150mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fosa 150mg Injection 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
Fosa 150mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fosa 150mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Fosa 150mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Fosa 150mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fosa 150mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Fosa Injection?

If you miss a dose of Fosa 150mg Injection, 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.
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Quick Tips

  • Fosa 150mg Injection is given as a drip into the vein under the supervision of a doctor.
  • It makes you feel dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • You will be monitored for liver functioning regularly while taking this medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylmorpholine Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fosa 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): Cet, Dofcet, Cetroffin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Desalert
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
consult a physician , as this case cant be treated online
NAUSEA AND VOMITING DUE TO COLD
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab Domstal 1 tab Stat and keep yourself warm
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FAQs

Q. What is fosaprepitant injection/ what is fosaprepitant used for?

Fosaprepitant injection is used in combination with other medicines in adults to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
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References

  1. McQuaid KR. Drugs Used in the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 1086.
  2. Fosaprepitant dimeglumine. Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire: Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited; 2008 [revised 29 Nov. 2018]. [Accessed 29 Jan. 2019] (online) Availale from:External Link
  3. Fosaprepitant. Highway, Greenville, NC: DSM Pharmaceuticals; 2008. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Private Limited , Commercial Operations , Prestige Tech Park,Platina-3, 7th to 12th floor, Prestige Tech Park, Kadubesanahalli, Bangalore -560103
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