Emend Oral Capsule 125Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Emend: Oral capsule (125mg)

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Emend 125mg Cap
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 462 125 mg 

What is this Medicine?

APREPITANT (ap RE pi tant) is used with other medicines to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatment (chemotherapy). It is also used alone to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by anesthesia used during surgery.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Emend: Oral capsule(125mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Emend 125mg Capsule

NDC: 000060462
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Post-operative Nausea/vomiting (PONV) Prophylaxis, Chemotherapy-induced Nausea/vomiting Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Emend 125mg Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_4569.JPG
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 462 125 mg 
Shape: capsule
Color: pink,white

Reported Side Effects for Emend 125mg Capsule

Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sneezing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hole In Intestines Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inceased Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
<7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elated Mood Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tiredness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Miosis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Thirst Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Abnormal Dreams Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
<13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dehydration Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Intestine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Acne Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Wound Dehiscence Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
0.5-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diaphoresis Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
0.5-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.5-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Belching Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Yeast Infection Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Heartburn Incidence:
0.5-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hypoxia Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Weight Loss Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Feeling Sick Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
0.5-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
0.5-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Volume Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hot Flashes Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
0.5-13.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Fainting Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Breathing Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Nerve Pain Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
0.5-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Body Temperature Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Albumin In Blood Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Bleeding Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.5-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
2.2-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
2.2-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hiccups Incidence:
4.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
4.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Emend 125mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Emend 125mg Capsule(Aprepitant)
Grapefruit juice and Aprepitant, Fosaprepitant(Aprepitant)
Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the side effects of Aprepitant, Fosaprepitant. Do not significantly increase grapefruit juice intake while taking this drug, or avoid grapefruit juice if possible.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Emend 125mg Capsule(Aprepitant)
Marijuana and Aprepitant, Fosaprepitant(Aprepitant)
Aprepitant, Fosaprepitant can theoretically alter the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may get worse if you take Aprepitant, Fosaprepitant. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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