Prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy
Talk with your healthcare team about different things you can do that may help to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.
To help prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, you should
Avoid solid foods right before and after chemotherapy
Avoid foods with a strong odor, like coffee, onions, and garlic
Avoid lying flat for at least 2 hours after meals
Drink and eat slowly
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated
Dress comfortably and avoid tight clothing
Avoid unhealthy foods, like sweet, fried, or fatty meals and snacks
Try relaxing activities, like meditation, to help you stay calm and centered
Important Safety Information
ALOXI® can cause allergic reactions that can be serious. Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you have any of these following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: hives, swelling of the face, trouble breathing and chest pain
The most common side effects of ALOXI in adults are headache and constipation
Tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking other medications or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed
Indication in Adults
ALOXI injection 0.25 mg/5 mL is used in adults to help prevent nausea and vomiting on the day of chemotherapy that is highly likely to cause nausea and vomiting, and up to 5 days following chemotherapy that is moderately likely to cause nausea and vomiting.
Indication in Pediatrics
ALOXI injection 20 mcg/kg (max 1.5 mg) is used in children 1 month old to less than 17 years of age to help prevent nausea and vomiting on the day of chemotherapy that is moderately or highly likely to cause nausea and vomiting.
For more information about ALOXI, talk to your doctor or see Full Prescribing Information.
ALOXI is available by prescription only.