Aloxi

Generic Name: Palonosetron

  • What is Aloxi?

    Aloxi helps prevent nausea and vomiting in patients who are receiving chemotherapy or radiation. It may be taken with initial or repeated courses of chemotherapy, as well as used to prevent nausea or vomiting after surgery.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Aloxi?

    Aloxi is not to be used by anyone with a known hypersensitivity to it or any of its ingredients.

  • Who should not take Aloxi?

    Do not take Aloxi if you are allergic to it or sensitive to any of its ingredients. Aloxi has not been studied in children <18 years of age.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Aloxi?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Aloxi. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting Due to Cancer Chemotherapy

    Adults: A single 0.25 mg dose administered intravenously (through a vein) over 30 seconds. Dosing should occur approximately 30 minutes before the start of chemotherapy.

    Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

    Adults: A single 0.075 mg dose administered intravenously (through a vein) over 10 seconds immediately before the induction of anesthesia.

  • How should I take Aloxi?

    Aloxi is given in your vein by intravenous injection. You will only receive Aloxi by a healthcare provider in a hospital or clinic. Aloxi is usually injected into your vein about 30 minutes before you get your chemotherapy or immediately before anesthesia for surgery.

  • What should I avoid while taking Aloxi?

    Avoid becoming pregnant or breastfeeding while receiving Aloxi.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Aloxi?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Aloxi at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

  • What are the possible side effects of Aloxi?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: headache, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness

  • Can I receive Aloxi if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Aloxi during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Aloxi?

    Aloxi should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor (or given only as needed). If you miss your scheduled dose, it is best to speak to your healthcare provider for advice.

  • How should I store Aloxi?

    Your doctor will properly store Aloxi.

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