Emend

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    Brand Name:Emend
    Generic:Aprepitant
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2003-03-27 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Merck & Co., Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Capsules
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021549s010lbl.pdf

About Emend

Emend is an antiemetic medicine for use in adult patients. An antiemetic is a medicine used to prevent and control nausea and vomiting. Emend is used:

  • with other antiemetic medicines to prevent and control nausea and vomiting caused by your chemotherapy treatment.
  • by itself to prevent nausea and vomiting after an operation.

Emend is not used to treat nausea and vomiting that you already have.

Side Effects of Emend

The most common side effects with Emend are:

  • tiredness
  • nausea
  • hiccups
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite

Who Should Not Take Emend

You should not take Emend if:

  • you are taking any of the following medicines (taking Emend with these medicines could cause serious or life-threatening problems)
    • Orap (pimozide)
    • Seldane (terfenadine)
    • Hisminal (astemizole)
    • Propulsid (cisapride)
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in Emend.
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