Finding chemotherapy support
Getting chemotherapy is an important choice, but treatment can be stressful. At some point during treatment, you may experience feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, or frustration.
It's normal to have a wide range of emotions while going through chemotherapy. To deal with the emotional changes brought on by treatment, it might be helpful to keep a positive attitude, exercise, and talk to others who are going through the same thing.
Join a support group
Keep a positive outlook
The way you react to the stress of chemotherapy is relevant to your overall well-being. Making a connection between your mind and body can help you cope with cancer and reduce stress.
Relaxation—Whether you choose to meditate, practice yoga, or simply concentrate on breathing techniques, focused relaxation may help lower stress and calm your nerves
Enjoy recreational exercise
Many people find that light exercise helps them feel better. Make sure to pick an activity that will not be too strenuous. Try walking, riding a bike, or swimming. Talk with your doctor or nurse about ways you can exercise.
Below are organizations that may have more information to provide about chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), cancer, and support groups that may be able to help you through your treatment. There are many additional organizations for specific cancer types, and we encourage you to consult those groups as well.
Staying informed may help you better manage your healthcare.
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.
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
For more information about ALOXI, talk to your doctor or see full Prescribing Information.
ALOXI is available by prescription only.