Staying healthy during chemotherapy

It is important to talk with your healthcare team and ask questions before you begin treatment. Staying as healthy as possible can have a positive impact on how your body feels after one or more rounds of chemotherapy.

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Coping with fatigue
Fatigue—feeling tired physically, mentally, and emotionally—is a common side effect of cancer and chemotherapy. It can affect your daily routine, your personal care, and your relationships. It is important to tell your healthcare team if you are experiencing fatigue.

Five tips for dealing with fatigue

  • Rest, but don't overdo it. Too much rest can make you feel more tired

  • Talk to your doctor about staying as active as you can. Regular exercise is a good way to fight fatigue

  • Reach out. Ask your family and friends for help with chores and activities

  • Plan ahead. Schedule your activities for short periods when you tend to feel best

  • Stick to a sleep schedule. Take naps early in the day to prevent changes in your nighttime sleep pattern

Exercising and chemotherapy

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Benefits of moderate exercise
Resting when you are tired is an important part of taking care of yourself. But some exercise is also beneficial to keep your mind and body healthy.

Types of exercise
Consider exercising every day or several times a week. Walking, swimming, and yoga are great types of exercise. Taking a walk before meals can help you feel hungrier.


The benefits of exercise can include

  • More physical energy (less fatigue)

  • Increased appetite

  • Better outlook and sense of well-being

  • Improved ability to meet challenges of treatment

  • Better functioning in daily activities

Encourage friends and family to join your exercise program. It may help you stay motivated.

Tips for proper exercise

  • Talk to your healthcare team about exercising during your chemotherapy treatment

  • Start slow. Then, if your healthcare team approves, increase the length of time you exercise over the next few weeks

  • Don't overexert yourself. Monitor your heart rate, breathing, and the tiredness of your muscles

  • Listen to your body. If you start to get short of breath or feel tired, rest

If you exercised regularly before beginning chemotherapy, you should talk to your healthcare team about adjusting the intensity and frequency of your exercise during treatment.

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  • 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.

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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.

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