What is brand name for fosaprepitant?
|Trade names||Emend, Ivemend|
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What type of drug is fosaprepitant?
Aprepitant and fosaprepitant injections are in a class of medications called antiemetics. They work by blocking the action of neurokinin, a natural substance in the brain that causes nausea and vomiting.
What is fosaprepitant injection?
Fosaprepitant injection is used with other medicines to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatment (chemotherapy). It acts in the brain to prevent nausea.
Is fosaprepitant the same as Emend?
Fosaprepitant (Ivemend®, Merck) is a new intravenous prodrug formulation of the oral neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist aprepitant (Emend®, Merck).
Is fosaprepitant a chemotherapy drug?
Fosaprepitant dimeglumine (Emend IV®) is an IV medication commonly used as a premedication for chemotherapy regimens in combination with other antiemetics for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting when administering moderately to highly emetogenic chemotherapy regimens (Leal et al., 2014).
What is the difference between fosaprepitant and aprepitant?
Fosaprepitant is a prodrug of aprepitant, and it is converted to aprepitant within 30 minutes when administered intravenously.
Is Emend generic?
Emend is also available generically as aprepitant capsules and as a brand powder for oral suspension. — The capsules carry the same indication as Emend injection but only in patients 12 years and older, and are also approved for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting.
How is Emend administered?
Administer EMEND for injection as an intravenous infusion on Day 1 over 20 to 30 minutes, completing the infusion approximately 30 minutes prior to chemotherapy. *Administer dexamethasone 30 minutes prior to chemotherapy treatment on Day 1 and in the morning on Days 2 through 4.
Can Emend be given IV?
Adults 18 years of age and older: EMEND for injection will be given on Day 1 of chemotherapy treatment. It will be given to you by intravenous (IV) infusion in your vein about 50 to 60 minutes before you start your chemotherapy treatment.
How do you give Cinvanti?
Administer CINVANTI intravenously either by injection over a two (2) minute period or by infusion over a thirty (30) minute period on Day 1, completing the injection or infusion approximately 30 minutes prior to chemotherapy.