It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of Emend. An overdose is unlikely, as most people are given just a few capsules at a time, due to the high cost of the medication. In one case, a person who took too much Emend (1440 mg, compared to the usual dose of 40 to 125 mg) experienced drowsiness and a headache.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
Emend should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The capsules should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
Tell your healthcare provider if you forgot to take your Emend dosage before your chemotherapy or surgery. If you do not take your subsequent doses as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Strengths of Emend
Emend capsules come in the following strengths:
Emend 40 mg
Emend 80 mg
Emend 125 mg.
Emend also comes in a chemotherapy pack that contains one 125-mg capsule and two 80-mg capsules (which are needed for the recommended dosage for the prevention of nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy). In addition, an injectable form is available.
Is There a Generic Version?
Currently, there is no generic version of Emend licensed for sale (see Generic Emend).
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed December 2, 2013.
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