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Emend 150mg Injection
Salt Composition : Fosaprepitant Dimeglumine
Manufacturer : MSD PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
Origin of Medicine : United States of America
Introduction to Emend 150mg Injection
Emend 150mg Injection is used to treat vomiting and nausea. It is commonly used to control the acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatment, including high-dose cisplatin (highly emetogenic) and moderately nauseating cancer chemotherapy. The contraceptives fail to work efficaciously during the treatment with Emend 150mg Injection.
Concomitant administration of warfarin significantly alters the blood clotting time, so it is necessary to monitor the patients on chronic warfarin therapy before initiating Emend 150mg Injection. It is contraindicated in hypersensitive individuals. The dosage regimen includes the use of oral dexamethasone in the treatment. Inform your physician if you have any diseases. Inform your doctor if you are on warfarin therapy and contraceptive medication.
Uses of Emend 150mg Injection
- High emetogenic cancer chemotherapy
- Moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy
Therapeutic Effects of Emend 150mg Injection
Emend 150 mg injection works by acting on the receptors responsible for nausea and vomiting, antagonizing the substances involved.
Interaction of Emend 150mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, or herbal products that you are taking or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications tend to interact with Emend 150 mg injection and cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Emend 150mg Injection
The vials should be stored between 2°-8° C.
How to consume Emend 150mg Injection
Emend 150 mg injection will be administered to you by a health care professional. Do not self-administer. Your doctor will decide your dose and duration of the therapy.
Safety Advices for Emend 150mg Injection
There are no established adverse effects of the Emend 150mg Injection during the administration of pregnancy. It is advisable to take it only under specialist advice on necessary requirements. Consult your doctor about the potential risks of this medication.
There are no established adverse effects of the Emend 150mg Injection during breastfeeding. Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
It is unknown whether Emend 150 mg injection is safe when administered in lung failure patients. Please consult the doctor if you have any lung problems.
Emend 150 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Emend 150mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
The medicine may make you dizzy; avoid driving or handling heavy machines if you are unwell. Consult your physician for more advice.
Side Effects of Emend 150mg Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Skin blistering, peeling
- Low white blood cell count
- Severe allergic reaction
- Urinary tract infection
- Pain in extremity
- Abnormal physical weakness
- Nerve damage
- Indigestion, diarrhea
- Rash, urticaria
- Loss of appetite
Word of Advice
This injection should be administered only by the doctor or nurse, and do not self-administer this injection. Inform the doctor if the patient has any history of allergic reactions, liver or kidney problems, and other medication taken for different medical conditions. Consult the doctor if the patient is planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding mother before taking this medication. Avoid driving and handling heavy machinery as it causes dizziness. Patients may feel a lack of concentration and alertness.
Q 1. Is Emend 150mg Injection a chemotherapy medication?
It is an antiemetic medication that prevents nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy (cancer treatment).
Q 2. Can Emend 150mg Injection be given to children?
No, this injection is not recommended for children under six months of age or who weigh less than 6kg. Consult the doctor before taking this injection.
Q 3. Can Emend 150mg Injection be given for liver disorders?
This injection is used with caution in severe liver disorders, and dosage adjustment is required. Consult the doctor before taking this medication.
Q 4. Can Emend 150mg Injection be used in pregnancy?
No, it is not recommended in patients during pregnancy or who are planning for pregnancy as it causes harmful effects on the developing baby.
Q 5. Can I drink while using Emend 150mg Injection?
It is unsafe to use this medication while consuming alcohol because it reduces the effectiveness of the medicine.
Q 6. Can I drive after using Emend 150mg Injection?
No, avoid driving, as this medication can cause dizziness. Patients may lack concentration and alertness.
Fact Box of Emend 150mg Injection
Molecule name: Fosaprepitant
Therapeutic class: NK 1 Receptor antagonist
Pharmacological class: Antiemetic agents
Indications: To prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.
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2. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised date April 2018], [Accessed date 13th April 2021], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/022023s017lbl.pdf
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