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Emend Capsules Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
- What are the possible side effects of aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
- What is the most important information I should know about aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
- How should I take aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Emend Capsules)?
- What happens if I overdose (Emend Capsules)?
- What should I avoid while taking aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
- What other drugs will affect aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Emend Capsules)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you forget to take your medicine within the prescribed length of time before your chemotherapy or surgery.
What happens if I overdose (Emend Capsules)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness and headache.
What should I avoid while taking aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect aprepitant (Emend Capsules)?
Aprepitant can make birth control pills less effective, resulting in pregnancy. This effect can last for up to 28 days after your last dose of this medication. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking aprepitant and for at least 1 month after your treatment ends.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- tolbutamide (Orinase);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- midazolam (Versed) or similar medicines such as Valium, Xanax, or Tranxene;
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone (Serzone) or paroxetine (Paxil);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin) or rifampin (Rifater, Rifamate);
- an antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal);
- certain cancer medicines such as ifosfamide (Ifex), vinblastine (Velban), or vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar);
- HIV medicines such as nelfinavir (Viracept), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), or ritonavir (Norvir);
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol) or phenytoin (Dilantin); or
- steroid medicine such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) or methylprednisolone (Medapred, Solu-Medrol).
There are many other drugs that may interact with aprepitant. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about aprepitant.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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