FAQs ABOUT APRECAP 150MG INJECTION
Q: Is APRECAP 150MG INJECTION a chemo drug?
A: No. APRECAP 150MG INJECTION is an antiemetic medicine used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused due to chemotherapy.
Q: What class does APRECAP 150MG INJECTION belongs to?
A: APRECAP 150MG INJECTION belongs to NK1 receptor antagonists which works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals between brain and vomiting centers, thereby reducing vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
Q: Is foraprepitant same as aprepitant?
A: Fosaprepitant is a prodrug of aprepitant. Following administration, fosaprepitant gets converted into the body as aprepitant and exerts its effects.
Q: How long does it take for APRECAP 150MG INJECTION to start working?
A: It may take around 2 days for APRECAP 150MG INJECTION to exert its effects. However, this time period may vary from person-to-person based on the dose administered by the doctor.
Q: What are the common side effects of APRECAP 150MG INJECTION?
A: The most common side effects of receiving APRECAP 150MG INJECTION are constipation, indigestion, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, hiccups and pain, redness, swelling or inflammation at the site of injection. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Q: What is the use of APRECAP 150MG INJECTION?
A: APRECAP 150MG INJECTION is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused due to chemotherapy. It is mostly used in combination with other medicines and when the treatment with cancer medicines has a strong or moderate potential to trigger nausea and vomiting.
Q: How APRECAP 150MG INJECTION controls vomiting?
A: APRECAP 150MG INJECTION works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals between the vomiting centres and the brain. This prevents the onset of vomiting among patients who undergo chemotherapy.
Q: Can APRECAP 150MG INJECTION be used to treat vomiting due to motion sickness?
A: No. APRECAP 150MG INJECTION should only be used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused due to chemotherapy. It should be used under proper medical supervision and not recommended for use in motion sickness.