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It's important to be aware of the precautions and warnings with Aloxi before using the drug. For example, Aloxi should be used with caution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Safety concerns also extend to those who are allergic to any components of the drug.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Aloxi® (palonosetron hydrochloride) if you:
- Have any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Aloxi include the following:
- Aloxi is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it is probably safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not known (see Aloxi and Pregnancy).
- It is not known if Aloxi passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Aloxi and Breastfeeding).
You should not take Aloxi if you are allergic to Aloxi, palonosetron hydrochloride, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.