Aloxi

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    Brand Name:Aloxi
    Generic:Palonosetron Hydrochloride
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2003-07-25 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Helsinn Healthcare
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021372s005lbl.pdf

About Aloxi

Aloxi is used to prevent nausea and vomiting that happens:

  • right away with certain anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy).
  • later after taking certain anti-cancer medicines

Aloxi is not used to treat the nausea and vomiting you may already have. Aloxi has not been studied in children under 18 years of age.

Precautions for Aloxi

  • If you are allergic to other medicines like Aloxi, such as ondansetron (Zofran®), dolasetron (Anzemet®), or granisetron (Kytril®), you are more likely to have an allergic reaction with Aloxi.
  • Aloxi may affect your heartbeat. This may cause serious problems, especially in people who:
    • already have heartbeat problems or irregular heartbeat (especially a condition called QT prolongation)
    • are taking medicine to control a heartbeat problem
    • are taking medicines called diuretics ("water pills")
    • have low levels of potassium and magnesium in their blood

Side Effects of Aloxi

Some common side effects with Aloxi include:

  • headache
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • stomach area pain
  • trouble sleeping

Who Should Not Take Aloxi

Do not take Aloxi if you are allergic to Aloxi or any of its ingredients.

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