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Aprepitant Information

Aprepitant Benefits & Uses

Aprepitant is used to treat the following -

Aprepitant Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Aprepitant


Aprepitant Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Aprepitant is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Dyspepsia
  3. Fatigue Mild
  4. Increased Liver Enzymes
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Constipation Moderate
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Abdominal Pain Mild
  9. Hiccup
  10. Photosensitivity
  11. Weight gain
  12. Chills
  13. Cough Mild
  14. Fever Mild
  15. Mouth ulcer Mild
  16. Sore throat
  17. Weakness
  18. Itching or burning
  19. Confusion
  20. Dizziness Mild
  21. Weight Loss
  22. Bradycardia

Aprepitant Related Warnings

Is the use of Aprepitant safe for pregnant women?

There are no side effects of Aprepitant in pregnant women.


Is the use of Aprepitant safe during breastfeeding?

Aprepitant may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Aprepitant, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Aprepitant.


What is the effect of Aprepitant on the Kidneys?

Using Aprepitant does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.


What is the effect of Aprepitant on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Aprepitant on the liver have been reported.


What is the effect of Aprepitant on the Heart?

There are no any side effects of Aprepitant for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Aprepitant with Other Drugs

Aprepitant should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Aprepitant Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Aprepitant unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Allergy
  3. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  4. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Aprepitant

Is this Aprepitant habit forming or addictive?

Aprepitant does not cause addiction.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Aprepitant as you may feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Aprepitant should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Aprepitant is not used to treat mental disorders.


Aprepitant Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Aprepitant

Taking Aprepitant with food does not harm your health.


Interaction between Alcohol and Aprepitant

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Aprepitant with alcohol.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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