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, Fatigue, Decreased appetite, Constipation, Dizziness, Weakness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Itching, Diarrhea, Flatulence, General discomfort, Sleepiness, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Anxiety, Palpitations, Hot flushes, Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, Dryness in mouth, Burping, Dyspepsia, Increased alanine aminotransferase, Increased aspartate aminotransferase, Increased alkaline phosphatase level in blood, Urinary tract infection, Discomfort when urinating, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Decreased white blood cell count (lymphocytes), Limb pain, Acne, Urticaria, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Hypersensitivity, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Toxic epidermal necrolysis
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Expert advice for Fosaprepitant

  • Fosaprepitant 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.

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.


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