Emend Aprepitant Capsules

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EMEND CAPSULES

Emend is an antiemetic. It works by blocking certain substances in the brain, which helps to prevent nausea and vomiting.

USE OF EMEND CAPSULES

Aprepitant is used for preventing nausea and vomiting caused by certain types of cancer medicines (chemotherapy). It is used in combination with other medicines. It is also used to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery.

POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS

Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; hair loss; headache; heartburn; hiccups; loss of appetite; nausea; tiredness; upset stomach; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); burning, numbness, or tingling of your arms, hands, legs, or feet; burning or pain during urination; chest, jaw, or arm pain; confusion; difficult or decreased urination.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.
  • During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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