Q1- What is Apretero (Aprepitant)?
A- Apretero capsule is an anti-cancer treatment. This medication belongs to a class of medications known as neurokinin1 (NK1) receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger in the brain that causes nausea and vomiting during the treatment with anti-cancer medicines.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Apretero?
A- Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep it away from direct heat and light. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details regarding the Apretero (Aprepitant).
Q3- What are the common side effects of Apretero?
A- Some common side effects are – Bleeding, constipation, weight gain, sore throat, dizziness, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, increased liver enzymes, abdominal pain, sunken eyes, anxiety, unusual bleeding, etc. There can be other side effects also. Therefore, make sure to contact a medical practitioner if side effects occur or last longer than usual.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Apretero?
A- The active ingredient of Apretero is Aprepitant. It is available in the form of a capsule in the strengths of 125mg/80mg.
Q5- What are self-care tips?
A- Do not skip a dose. Also, make sure to consult your healthcare provider if side effects occur.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- It is important to take the Apretero capsule as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the whole capsule with a glass of water and take it regularly at the same time every day. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
A- If you miss a scheduled dose of Apretero capsule, contact your doctor immediately. Do not stop or change your dosing schedule without taking suggestions from your doctor. Also, in case of overdose, emergency medical attention is a must.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Before the consumption of this medicine, it is advised to contact a healthcare professional regarding:
- Your medical history
- Your medical condition
- Any scheduled vaccine
- Any allergy you have or ever had
- Any disease you have or ever had
- Medicines/supplements you already take
Q9- Is it safe to take Apretero during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- Avoid this medication at the time of pregnancy. Also, during breastfeeding, take this medicine only if the healthcare provider prescribes it after discussing the risks and benefits beforehand.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Apretero?
A- It is advisable not to drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel unwell after taking Apretero (Aprepitant) capsule.