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Fosaprepitant is used in vomiting.

How it works

Fosaprepitant inhibits the action of a chemical in the brain that may cause vomiting during the treatment with cancer drugs.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Dizziness, Hair loss, Headache, Nausea, Heartburn, Hiccup, Rash, Itching, Loss of appetite, Urticaria, Weakness, Chills, Fever


Expert advice

  • 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


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 25 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)