Conversations about chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting are important to have with your healthcare team
Talking to your healthcare team about the side effects of chemotherapy, especially nausea and vomiting, is important. Nausea and vomiting caused by certain types of chemotherapy may be prevented.
Here are some questions you should ask your healthcare team
If you are scheduled to receive chemotherapy, ask your healthcare team the following:
Will my chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?
When should I expect nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy to begin?
Does my background or medical history increase my risk of nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy?
If I have chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, how long will it last?
Will I be receiving a medication to help reduce the risk of nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy?
What are ways I can best manage nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy besides medicine?
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.