Managing your diet during chemotherapy
Eat a good, healthy diet
Eating well is important for your health. Your body needs to continue receiving the nutrients it needs. Chemotherapy and its side effects, including nausea and vomiting, may cause you to lose your appetite or change your eating habits. These changes can lead to weight loss, weakness, and fatigue. Talk to your healthcare team about how to change your diet to boost your appetite and fight nausea and vomiting.
Ways to stimulate your appetite
Talk to your healthcare team about the following suggestions.
Eat small meals or snacks every 2 to 3 hours
Avoid liquids with meals or take smaller sips to keep from feeling full
Eat high-calorie, high-protein snacks, like hard-cooked eggs, peanut butter, cheese, ice cream, granola bars, nuts, canned tuna or chicken, or liquid nutritional supplements
If you have a favorite food, don't wait to enjoy it. Have breakfast for dinner if that's what you want!
How to help manage chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Talk to your healthcare team about whether you should make these small changes to your eating habits.
Avoid solid foods right before and after treatment; try eating lighter meals
Drink clear liquids, including apple juice, ginger ale, and tea
Avoid hot foods; enjoy foods at room temperature
Eat bland foods, like dry toast and soda crackers
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.