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Aloxi Capsules

PATIENT INFORMATION

ALOXI®
(Ah-lock-see)
(palonosetron HCl) Capsules

Read the Patient Information that comes with ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) before you start taking it and each time you refill your prescription. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) ?

ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) is a prescription medicine used in adults to help prevent the nausea and vomiting that happens with certain anti-cancer medicines (chemotherapy).

It is not known if ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) is safe and effective in people under the age of 18 years.

Who should not take ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) ?

Do not take ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) . See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) .

What should I tell my doctor before taking ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) ?

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to another medicine for nausea or vomiting, such as Kytril (granisetron), Anzemet (dolasetron), Zofran (ondansetron), or to the medicine Lotronex (alosetron).
  • are pregnant. It is not known if ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) may harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) passes into your milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) or breast-feed. You should not do both.

How should I take ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) ?

  • Take ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Take one ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) Capsule by mouth about one hour before you get your anti-cancer medicine (chemotherapy).
  • ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) can be taken with or without food.
  • If you take too much ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) , tell your doctor right away.

What are the possible side effects of ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) ?

Serious allergic reactions. Serious allergic reactions can happen with ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) . Tell your doctor if you experience redness or swelling of the skin, itching, chest discomfort or shortness of breath.

The most common side effects of ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) are:

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) . For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1 800-FDA-1088.

How should I store ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) ?

  • Store ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) at 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C).
  • Keep ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) away from light

Keep ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) out of the reach of children.

General information about ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules)

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions other than those listed in patient information leaflets. Do not take ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) to other people even if they have the same condition that you have. It may harm them.

This leaflet summarizes the most important information about ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) . If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) that is written for health professionals. For more information call 1-888-4224743, or go to www.ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) .com.

What are the ingredients in ALOXI (palonosetron hcl capsules) ?

Active ingredient: palonosetron hydrochloride

Inactive ingredients: Mono-glycerides and di-glycerides of capryl/capric acid, glycerin, polyglyceryl oleate, water, and butylated hydroxyanisole

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/19/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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