Apristar capsule kit : Uses, Side effects, Dosage

Manufacturer: Lupin

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Trade name: Apristar

Strength: 125 mg 1 capsule and 80 mg 2 capsule

Type: Capsule

Active ingredient: Aprepitant

Category: Antiemetic

Pregnancy category: Aprepitant belongs to US FDA pregnancy category B (No risk in non-human studies).

Uses: Apristar capsule kit is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and after certain surgeries.

How to use: Befor taking Apristar capsule kit read information leaflet or ask your pharmacist. It is taken orally with or without food. To prevent the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy it is given 1 hour before the treatment.This medicine causes dizziness. Do not take alcohol as it increaes dizziness. Do not drive or perform skillful jobs after taking aprepitant.

Side Effects: Diarrhea, dizziness, headache, hiccups, tiredness, upset stomach, weakness

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Dosage: Day 1: 125 mg orally 1 hour prior to chemotherapy. Day 2 and 3: 80 mg orally in the morning

Written by: : www.healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: July 19th, 2016

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