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Emend Capsule

Manufacturer: MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Fosaprepitant
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Emend Capsule is an antiemetic drug, which is given to patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent nausea and vomiting. It works by blocking the body's natural substances or chemicals that cause these conditions. It is generally prescribed along with other antiemetic medications. Also note that Fosaprepitant cannot treat the nausea and vomiting that may have already started.

Emend Capsule can cause allergic reaction in some patients, causing symptoms like flushing, redness, itching, trouble breathing, and swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Apart from that some common side effects of this medicine include heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue or hiccups, thirst, tightness in the chest, sore throat. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms after using Emend Capsule- feeling light-headed, feel like fainting, slow heart rate, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, blurred vision, chills.

Before you start using this mediction, inform your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • You are breastfeeding
  • You have any known allergies
  • Have liver issues
  • You are currently using any other prescription or non-prescription drugs

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Fosaport 150mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Fosaport 150mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Fosaprepitant, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Emend Capsule is a synthetic antiemetic agent which acts as a selective and high affinity antagonist of human substance P/neurokinin 1 and prevents acute and delayed nausea and vomiting, usually associated with cancer chemotherapy.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

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