Aprepitant is an active ingredient of aprecap 125 mg which is put under the anti-cancer category. It is available in capsule form and is prescribed for both men and women. This drug is often prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer drug treatment (chemotherapy). An antiemetic chemical compound belongs to a class of drugs called substance P antagonists (SPA).
Usually, aprepitant dose is taken once every day, with or without food, during the initial days of cancer chemotherapy. Doctors recommend Aprepitant one hour before the first dose of chemotherapy. After that, patients can take it in the morning for the next few days. One has to follow the directions on how much and when to take this medicine. More or less dosage of Aprepitant may harm your body, so take it as prescribed by the expert.
You are not supposed to miss a dose of aprepitant and take it according to the prescribed schedule. In case you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to confirm your medical condition and get a new dosing schedule.
An overdose of any medicine is not good for health. If you suspect having taken the overdose of Aprepitant, then contact your doctor immediately to understand its consequences. The waves of nausea and vomiting are possible in overdose.
aprepitant are used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy and are used as combination therapy with other mediations for both highly and moderately emetogenic (vomiting inducing) chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is the use of cytotoxic drugs to kill cancer cells, which grow more rapidly than most normal cells, and nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy. Drugs used for chemotherapy stimulate the vomiting reflex that is triggered in the brain. Aprecap capsules block the vomiting reflex and prevent nausea and vomiting induced by these drugs.
The most commonly reported when taking aprepitant side effects include,
- dyspepsia (heartburn),
- decreased appetite,
- asthenia (weakness),
Warning And Precaution
- It’s important that you are allergic or suffering from other allergies before using Aprepitant.
- This substance may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems, so be careful for that.
- Use Aprepitant with extreme caution in children as safety and effectiveness in children have not been assured yet.
- Talk to your pharmacist and discuss your medical history with your doctor.
- During pregnancy, this medication should be taken only when firmly prescribed. It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
- Discuss the risks and benefits of aprepitant capsule with your doctor.
You should store your Aprecap capsules below 25°C in a cool dry place.