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GENERIC NAME: Aprepitant
Manufactured By: Natco Pharma Limited
Brand Name: Aprecap
This medication is an antiemetic, prescribed for prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) and for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Why would this drug be used? Aprepitant or fosaprepitant is given with two other types of anti-nausea drugs to prevent immediate and delayed nausea and vomiting after highly vomit-inducing chemotherapy. How does this drug work? Aprepitant belongs to the class of drugs called anti-nausea drugs or antiemetics. It blocks a receptor in the brain called the neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor. This prevents the stimulation of the vomiting center and chemotherapy receptor trigger zone in the brain. While aprepitant comes in capsule form, fosaprepitant is an intravenous (IV) form of the drug. It is converted into aprepitant once it is in the body. Before taking this medicine Tell your doctor If you are allergic to anything, including medicines, dyes, additives, or foods. If you have any medical conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease (including hepatitis), heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, gout, or infections. These conditions may require that your medicine dose, regimen, or timing be changed. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if this drug can harm the fetus. If you are breast-feeding. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. If it does, it could harm the baby. About any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines you are taking, including vitamins and herbs. In fact, keeping a written list of each of these medicines (including the doses of each and when you take them) with you in case of emergency may help prevent complications if you get sick.
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