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    Aprepitant

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    Aprepitant uses

    Aprepitant is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. It is used in combination with other medicines.

    How aprepitant works

    Aprepitant is an antiemetic medication. It blocks the action of a chemical messenger in the brain that may cause nausea and vomiting during treatment with anti-cancer medicines.

    Common side effects of aprepitant

    Constipation, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Headache, Decreased appetite, Hiccup, Increased liver enzymes

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    Expert advice for Aprepitant

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

    Frequently asked questions for Aprepitant

    Aprepitant

    Q. What are Aprepitant capsules/ what is Aprepitant used for?

    Aprepitant 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 Aprepitant work?

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)