For preventing nausea and vomiting due to surgery, the Aloxi dosage is 0.075 mg, given by IV. For preventing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, the dose of injectable Aloxi (palonosetron hydrochloride) is 0.25 mg. If you are taking Aloxi in capsule form for this purpose, the dosage is one .5 mg capsule, taken an hour before chemotherapy.
The recommended dose of Aloxi® to prevent nausea and vomiting due to surgery is 0.075 mg, given by IV just before the start of anesthesia.
The recommended dose is Aloxi 0.25 mg given by IV about 30 minutes before starting chemotherapy
or one Aloxi 0.5 mg capsule taken by mouth one hour before chemotherapy.
Considerations for people taking Aloxi include the following:
- The medication comes in injectable and capsule form. The IV form is given by IV (intravenously) about 30 minutes before chemotherapy, while the capsule form is taken by mouth one hour before chemotherapy. For surgery, the IV form is given just before anesthesia is started.
- Aloxi should not be mixed with other medications in the same IV.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.