Emend Drug Information
If you are about to have surgery or receive chemotherapy, your healthcare provider may recommend Emend® (aprepitant), a medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting in these situations.
This prescription drug comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth, usually one hour before chemotherapy or within three hours before surgery. People undergoing surgery take just one dose, while people undergoing chemotherapy usually take two more doses in the next two mornings after the first dose. An injectable version (given by IV) is also available; it can be used in place of the oral dose for use before chemotherapy.
Although Emend is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use this drug. Emend's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, if you are taking certain medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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