Aprecap 125 mg / 80 mg (Aprepitant)
US Brand Name Aprepitant
Strength 125mg/80mg Kit
Generic Name Aprepitant
Manufacturer Glenmark, India
Pharmaceutical Form Capusles

Aprecap 125mg/80mg

Aprecap is an anti cancer medicine prescribed for patients undergoing chemotherapy to prevent vomiting and nausea tendencies. It might also be given to a patient after a surgery to prevent nausea from occurring.



How it works?

This medicine works by blocking neurokinin in the brain, which helps to prevent nausea and vomiting.



Important information about Medicine

Aprepitant belongs to a class of drugs called substance P antagonists (SPA). It is an antiemetic which acts as a substance P/neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonist. Intake of this medicine enhances antiemetic activity of corticosteroid and 5HT3 antagonists.



Dosage information

The medicine needs to be taken by the patients undergoing chemotherapy once a day daily before the session. The doctor might ask the patient to take this medicine 2 to 3 hours before the surgery to prevent vomiting and nausea.



Strengths available

Aprecap is available in the form of a kit with strength of 125mg/80mg.



What if you miss a dose?

Patients are advised to take the dose exactly as instructed by the doctor. In case, one misses the dose the doctor needs to be informed immediately.



What if you overdose?

An overdose of this medicine might lead to toxicity, thus one needs to take the dosage as prescribed by the doctor. In case, one takes multiple doses, the in charge doctor needs to be informed without any delay. 


Things to be taken care of

Before taking themedicine inform your doctor in case you are hypersensitive to any of its ingredients. If you are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive do not take this medicine unless instructed by the doctor. Do not make any changes in your diet while taking this medicine, incase you wish to inform the doctor in advance and seek advice. Do not take this medicine if taking cisapride, bosutinib, pimozide, tolvaptan or lomitapide.



Side Effects

Aprecap might give you the following side effects:

§  Hair Loss

§  Headache

§  Itching

§  Loss Of Appetite

§  Heartburn

§  Hiccups

§  Fever

§  Hives

§  Rashes

§  Chills

§  Tarry Stools

§  Painful Or Difficult Urination

§  Shortness Of Breath

§  Pale Skin

§  Belching

§  Dry mouth

§  Acid or sour stomach

 Whether minor or moderate, report these symptoms to your doctor immediately.



Interaction with other drugs

Aprecap might show interactions with medicines used for cystic fibrosis, anxiety, allergies, blood thinning, birth control, depression erectile dysfunction, HIV, high blood pressure, inflammation, immune system suppression and irregular heartbeat.

This medicine might also interact with multivitamin products, dietary supplements and herbal formulations. If you are already taking a medicine and are unsure

whether it would interact with Aprecap, talk to your doctor regarding this. Do not start or stop taking any medicine while taking Aprecap without informing your doctor as this might lead to discomfort and minor interactions.

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Aprecap 125 mg / 80 mg (Aprepitant)

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