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    Information about Fosaprepitant

    Fosaprepitant uses

    Fosaprepitant is used to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.

    How fosaprepitant works

    Fosaprepitant 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).

    Common side effects of fosaprepitant

    Headache, Hiccup, Indigestion, Fatigue, Increased liver enzymes, Decreased appetite, Constipation
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Fosaprepitant

    • Fosaprepitant may cause drowsiness, dizziness, light-headedness or sudden sleep. Do not drive or use machinery while using it.
    • Before you use fosaprepitant, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication.

    Frequently asked questions for Fosaprepitant


    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)